a person who seeks or exacts exorbitant , especially through the sale of scarce or rationed goods.
to act as a profiteer.
profiteer (after trying a variety of patterns without success).
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, May 19, 1920 Various
It is the profiteer, not privation, that makes man shake his chains.
A Revision of the Treaty John Maynard Keynes
I nearly asked if he was a little dog-fish—this being the Italian for profiteer, but refrained in time.
Sea and Sardinia D. H. Lawrence
It was the policy of the Army not to “profiteer” in the United Kingdom.
G. H. Q. Frank Fox
In the selfishness of the “profiteer,” as we now call him, Punch sees a sure provocative of Communism.
Mr. Punch’s History of Modern England Vol. II (of IV),–1857-1874 Charles L. Graves
Silas Angmering had evidently been what is called a profiteer.
Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
By the way, what are you—peer, profiteer, or plain pater-familias looking for a family air-bus?
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, June 11, 1919 Various
All the practices of the “profiteer” and his ilk are discountenanced by far-seeing people.
Certain Success Norval A. Hawkins
Then, as always, what we now call the “profiteer” was holding up supplies for higher prices.
Washington and his Comrades in Arms George Wrong
If “The profiteer” is not the right answer, it’s quite a good guess.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, July 7th, 1920 Various
a person who makes excessive profits, esp by charging exorbitant prices for goods in short supply
(intransitive) to make excessive profits
1797, but dormant in English until it was revived in World War I, from profit + -eer. From 1912 as a noun. Related: Profiteering (1814).
Or is it simply hysteria which produces what is to-day termed “the profiteer?” It is probable that the modern profiteer is the same person whom we formerly called “the grafter, the extortioner, the robber, the gouger.” [“Legal Aid Review,” April 1920]
favoring or advocating , change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, especially in political matters: a progressive mayor. making toward better conditions; employing or advocating more enlightened or liberal ideas, new or experimental methods, etc.: a progressive community. characterized by such , or by continuous improvement. (initial capital […]
the act of . the legal of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic drinks for common consumption. (often initial capital letter) the period (1920–33) when the Eighteenth Amendment was in force and alcoholic beverages could not legally be manufactured, transported, or sold in the U.S. a law or decree that forbids. Contemporary Examples There was […]
a person who favors or advocates . (initial capital letter) a member of the Prohibition party. Contemporary Examples In the end, however, the prohibitionist side seems to benefit most of all. Why Legalizing Marijuana on Election Day Might Not Be a Good Idea Tony Doukopil October 28, 2012 Historical Examples “Drink is Scotland’s greatest sin,” […]
of or relating to a substance used to prevent or retard the spread of cells, especially malignant cells, into surrounding tissues. any such substance.