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scalp

[ skalp ]
/ skælp /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Informal. to scalp tickets, stocks, or the like.
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Origin of scalp

1250–1300; Middle English (north) (noun), perhaps <Old Norse skālpr sheath (hence, metaphorically a covering)

OTHER WORDS FROM scalp

scalper, nounscalpless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scalp

scalp
/ (skælp) /

noun
verb (tr)

Derived forms of scalp

scalper, noun

Word Origin for scalp

C13: probably from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse skalpr sheath, Middle Dutch schelpe, Danish skalp husk
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Medical definitions for scalp

scalp
[ skălp ]

n.
The skin covering the top of the head.
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