Adjective "Profiteering" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Profiteering


    Definition:

    1. a person who seeks or exacts exorbitant profits, especially through the sale of scarce or rationed goods. verb (used without object)

    2. to act as a profiteer.

    Origin:
    profiteer

    Examples:

    "gangs can be profiteering."