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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scalper - someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial costscalper - someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost; "he got theater tickets through a scalper"
plunger, speculator - someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
ticket tout, tout - someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
Translations

scalper

[ˈskælpəʳ] N (US) → revendedor(a) m/f

scalper

[ˈskælpər] n (US) (= ticket tout) → revendeur/euse m/f de billets

scalper

[ˈskælpəʳ] n (Am) (fam) (of tickets) → bagarino
References in classic literature ?
There’s them that says you’re an Indian, and a scalper, but you’ve served me a good turn, and you may set me down for a friend; thof it would have been more ship shape like to lower the bight of a rope or running bowline below me, than to seize an old seaman by his head-lanyard; but I suppose you are used to taking men by the hair, and seeing you did me good instead of harm thereby, why, it’s the same thing, d'ye see?
Those, 'non-consumers' of today, the young unemployed people who receive PS57 per week would have to fork out six months benefit to the scalper to watch Stevie G.
Police accuse Whelan of being a main source of World Cup tickets that were sold to an Algerian national they say is the biggest scalper for the sport's marquee tournament.
I know that as day traders, we often barely have enough profit room for ourselves, so we can't exactly give away 20 or 30 pips, but if we only thought about the scalper, who is looking to make 5 to 10 pips on his trade, and if we only imagined that this scalper is buying or shorting our position, we could certainly leave some room for him to make money.
had an initial plant consisting of an Extec (now Sandvik) C12+ mobile jaw crushers and an E7 mobile scalper, which were rented from Brian Costello from Crushing Tigers, the local distributor of Sandvik mobile crushers and screeners.
Scalping can appear easy because a scalper might make an entire day's profit within a few minutes.
Adding insult to injury, although concert promoters were offering refunds for ticket-holders, Denis couldn't even get his money back, as he had purchased his tickets from a scalper.
Garcia uses every ounce of charisma he possesses to get us to like the frankly unlikeable Gary Starke, a ticket scalper (or tout to us) who's a strange mix of principles and loathsomeness.
They were going high and all of a sudden they dropped,'' said one scalper.
However, these are ideal conditions for a scalper who is able to repeatedly trade in and out of the market for 4-10 points each swing with a relatively tight stop set outside of the range itself.
A ticket scalper (Chris Rock, right) is recruited by spies Oakes (Anthony Hopkins, left) and Seale (Gabriel Macht) in ``Bad Company.
And though he had to skip out early on a job installing ceramic tile, and had to buy bleacher tickets from a scalper outside, Simmons kept his word to the budding ballplayer.