verb (used with object)
- to resell (tickets, merchandise, etc.) at higher than the official rates.
- to buy and sell (stocks) so as to make small quick profits.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of scalp
OTHER WORDS FROM scalpscalper, nounscalpless, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for scalp
Wartime austerity did not prevent people coughing up as much as $20 for a scalped ticket.
The other two children were found hidden in a bed, but also tomahawked and scalped.
The Iroquois were ten strong, and soon it looked as if all our friends would undoubtedly be killed and scalped.Marching on Niagara|Edward Stratemeyer
The captain of the spies was killed and scalped on the march.The Life and Correspondence of Sir Isaac Brock|Ferdinand Brock Tupper
Those miserable men must have died horribly—devoured by wolves or scalped by Indians.A Voyage round the World|W.H.G. Kingston
The blacksmith killed two Sioux, and the enemies cut off one leg and one arm, scalped him, and left the mangled body behind them.Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2|Maria R. Audubon