Definitions for scalping
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The action by which someone is scalped.
A fraudulent form of market manipulation in which a person buys shares immediately before recommending the shares to others, thus driving the price up
a. & n. from Scalp
Scalping is the act of removing the scalp, or a portion of the scalp, either from a dead body or another living person. The initial purpose was to provide a trophy of battle or portable proof of a combatant's prowess in war. Eventually, the act became motivated primarily for financial reasons; payment received per scalp acquired. Scalping is often associated with frontier warfare in North America, and was practiced by Native Americans, colonists, and frontiersmen across centuries of violent conflict. Some Mexican and American territories paid bounties for enemy Native American scalps. Contrary to popular belief, scalping was far from universal amongst Native Americans.
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