Definitions for scalper
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the skin of the upper part of the head, usu. covered with hair.
a part of the human scalp taken from the head of an enemy as a sign of victory.
any token of victory.
(v.t.)to cut or tear the scalp from.
to resell at inflated prices: to buy and sell (stocks) for quick profit.
to scalp tickets.
(v.i.)to scalp tickets, stocks, or the like.
Origin of scalp:
1250–1300; ME (north), perh. < ON skālpr sheath
someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost
"he got theater tickets through a scalper"
One who scalps tickets to popular entertainment events: buying them in advance and then selling them (e.g. online or just outside the venue of the event), often at inflated prices
We could see three different scalpers moving through the crowd outside the arena, each muttering the characteristic refrain: u201CNeed any tickets?u201D
A person on an open outcry exchange trading floor who buys and sells rapidly for his or her own account, aiming to buy from a seller and a little later sell to a buyer, making a small profit from the difference (roughly the amount of the bid/offer spread, or less).
one who, or that which, scalps
same as Scalping iron, under Scalping
a broker who, dealing on his own account, tries to get a small and quick profit from slight fluctuations of the market
a person who buys and sells the unused parts of railroad tickets
a person who buys tickets for entertainment or sports events and sells them at a profit, often at a much higher price. Also, ticket scalper
Translations for scalper
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to cut the scalp from
The Indians killed and scalped him.
- يَسْلَخ جِلْدَة الرأْسArabic
- escalparPortuguese (BR)
- γδέρνω το τριχωτό δέρμα του κεφαλιούGreek
- escalpar, quitar el cuero cabelludoSpanish
- skalpi võtmaEstonian
- پوست از سر كسي كندنFarsi
- irrottaa päänahkaFinnish
- सिर की खाल् उतारनाHindi
- oderati kožu s lubanjeCroatian
- menguliti kepalaIndonesian
- skera höfuðleður afIcelandic
- 두피를 벗기다Korean
- menyiat kulit kepalaMalay
- پوست از سر كسي كندنPersian
- كوپړۍ غوڅول، دسر پوستكى جلا كولPashto
- a scalpaRomanian
- kafatasını yüzmekTurkish
- 剝去頭皮Chinese (Trad.)
- چندیا کی کھال اتارناUrdu
- lột da đầu aiVietnamese
- 剥去头皮Chinese (Simp.)
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