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scalp

 (skălp)
n.
1. The skin covering the top of the human head.
2. A portion of this skin with its attached hair, cut from a body especially as a battle trophy or as proof in claiming a bounty.
3. A piece of hide from the skull of certain animals, such as the fox, shown as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty.
v. scalped, scalp·ing, scalps
v.tr.
1. To cut or tear the scalp from.
2. To deprive of top growth or a top layer: land scalped by strip miners.
3. To resell at a price higher than the established value: scalping tickets to the baseball game.
4. To buy and sell (securities or commodities) in order to make small quick profits.
v.intr.
1. To engage in the reselling of something, such as tickets, at a price higher than the established value.
2. To buy and sell securities or commodities for small quick profits.

[Middle English, top of the head, of Scandinavian origin; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]

scalp′er n.

scalp

(skælp)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy the skin and subcutaneous tissue covering the top of the head
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) (among North American Indians) a part of this removed as a trophy from a slain enemy
3. a trophy or token signifying conquest
4. (Hunting) hunting chiefly US a piece of hide cut from the head of a victim as a trophy or as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty
5. (Commerce) informal chiefly US a small speculative profit taken in quick transactions
6. (Physical Geography) dialect Scot a projection of bare rock from vegetation
vb (tr)
7. to cut the scalp from
8. (Stock Exchange) informal chiefly US to purchase and resell (securities) quickly so as to make several small profits
9. informal to buy (tickets) cheaply and resell at an inflated price
[C13: probably from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse skalpr sheath, Middle Dutch schelpe, Danish skalp husk]
ˈscalper n

scalp

(skælp)

n.
1. the skin of the upper part of the head, usu. covered with hair.
2. a part of the human scalp taken from the head of an enemy as a sign of victory.
3. any token of victory.
v.t.
4. to cut or tear the scalp from.
5.
a. to resell at inflated prices: to scalp tickets.
b. to buy and sell (stocks) for quick profit.
v.i.
6. to scalp tickets, stocks, or the like.
[1250–1300; Middle English (north), perhaps < Old Norse skālpr sheath]
scalp′er, n.

Scalp

 an oyster colony or a mussel bed, 1521.
Examples: mussel scalp; 1557; oyster scalps, 1862.

scalp


Past participle: scalped
Gerund: scalping

Imperative
scalp
scalp
Present
I scalp
you scalp
he/she/it scalps
we scalp
you scalp
they scalp
Preterite
I scalped
you scalped
he/she/it scalped
we scalped
you scalped
they scalped
Present Continuous
I am scalping
you are scalping
he/she/it is scalping
we are scalping
you are scalping
they are scalping
Present Perfect
I have scalped
you have scalped
he/she/it has scalped
we have scalped
you have scalped
they have scalped
Past Continuous
I was scalping
you were scalping
he/she/it was scalping
we were scalping
you were scalping
they were scalping
Past Perfect
I had scalped
you had scalped
he/she/it had scalped
we had scalped
you had scalped
they had scalped
Future
I will scalp
you will scalp
he/she/it will scalp
we will scalp
you will scalp
they will scalp
Future Perfect
I will have scalped
you will have scalped
he/she/it will have scalped
we will have scalped
you will have scalped
they will have scalped
Future Continuous
I will be scalping
you will be scalping
he/she/it will be scalping
we will be scalping
you will be scalping
they will be scalping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scalping
you have been scalping
he/she/it has been scalping
we have been scalping
you have been scalping
they have been scalping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scalping
you will have been scalping
he/she/it will have been scalping
we will have been scalping
you will have been scalping
they will have been scalping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scalping
you had been scalping
he/she/it had been scalping
we had been scalping
you had been scalping
they had been scalping
Conditional
I would scalp
you would scalp
he/she/it would scalp
we would scalp
you would scalp
they would scalp
Past Conditional
I would have scalped
you would have scalped
he/she/it would have scalped
we would have scalped
you would have scalped
they would have scalped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scalp - the skin that covers the top of the headscalp - the skin that covers the top of the head; "they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy"
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
human head - the head of a human being
Verb1.scalp - sell illegally, as on the black market
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
2.scalp - remove the scalp of; "The enemies were scalped"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
lift - remove (hair) by scalping

scalp

verb
Slang. To exploit (another) by charging too much for something:
Idioms: make someone pay through the nose, take someone for a ride , take someone to the cleaners .
Translations
جِلْد رأسفَرْوَة الرأْسيَسْلَخ جِلْدَة الرأْس
skalpovatkůže na temeni hlavyskalp
hovedbundskalpskalpere
fejbõrmegskalpolskalp
hársvörîurhöfuîleîurskera höfuîleîur af
galvos odanuskalpuotiskalpas
galvas matainā daļanoskalpētskalpētskalps
couro cabeludoescalpelar
koža na temene hlavyskalpskalpovať
lasišče
hjässa
kafa derisikafatası derisikafatasını yüzmek

scalp

[skælp]
A. Ncuero m cabelludo; (as trophy) → cabellera f
to demand sb's scalp (fig) → exigir la cabeza de algn
B. VT
1. (lit) → arrancar la cabellera de
he'll scalp you if he finds out!¡si se entera, te arranca la cabellera!
2. (US) [+ tickets] → revender
C. VI (US) → revender

scalp

[ˈskælp]
ncuir m chevelu
vtscalper

scalp

nKopfhaut f; (= American Indian trophy)Skalp m; (Sport etc) → Trophäe f; she’ll not have my scalp quite so easilyso leicht wird sie mich nicht besiegen; to be after somebody’s scalp (fig)jdn fertigmachen wollen (inf)
vtskalpieren; (hum, barber) → kahl scheren (hum); you’ve really been scalped (hum)du bist wohl die Treppe runtergefallen (inf)

scalp

[skælp]
1. ncuoio capelluto; (as trophy) → scalpo
2. vtscotennare (Am) (Stock Exchange) → speculare in Borsa

scalp

(skӕlp) noun
1. the skin of the part of the head usually covered by hair. Rub the shampoo well into your scalp.
2. the skin and hair of the top of the head. Some North American Indians used to cut the scalps from their prisoners.
verb
to cut the scalp from. The Indians killed and scalped him.

scalp

n. cuero cabelludo;
___ dermatosesdermatosis del ___.

scalp

n cuero cabelludo
References in classic literature ?
If enemies have reached the portage at all, a thing by no means probable, as our scouts are abroad, they will surely be found skirting the column, where scalps abound the most.
The enemy's loss uncertain, only two scalps being taken.
playing at going to church, perchance, or at scourging Quakers, or taking scalps in a sham fight with the Indians, or scaring one another with freaks of imitative witchcraft.
The fact is, it is just a sort of polished-up court of Comanches, and there isn't a squaw in it who doesn't stand ready at the dropping of a hat to desert to the buck with the biggest string of scalps at his belt.
The black dresses, bare scalps, and demure looks of these church-men, formed a strong contrast to the warlike appearance of the knights who attended, either as residing in the Preceptory, or as come thither to attend upon their Grand Master.
She now guessed what was coming, and was willing that it should come; not because she intended to accept, but because, like other young ladies experienced in such scenes, she counted the proposals of marriage she received as a Red Indian counts the scalps he takes.
When they met in conclave, it was never to keep up the old English mirth, but to hear sermons three hours long, or to proclaim bounties on the heads of wolves and the scalps of Indians.
The chief, of course, had his scalps to show and his battles to recount.
I met him with a party of the Delawares, on the trail of the Iroquois, who had been down and taken five scalps on the Schoharie.
Blood had already been shed, and scalps been taken.
In the van, on all fours, is Great Big Little Panther, a brave of so many scalps that in his present position they somewhat impede his progress.
Massacres are to be sternly forbidden as heretofore; but any citizen or subject of either country disobeying the injunction is to detach the scalps of all persons massacred and deposit them with a local officer designated to receive and preserve them and sworn to keep and render a true account thereof.