[ skalp ]
/ skælp /


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Informal. to scalp tickets, stocks, or the like.

Origin of scalp

1250–1300; Middle English (north) (noun), perhaps < Old Norse skālpr sheath (hence, metaphorically a covering)
Related formsscalp·er, nounscalp·less, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for scalper


/ (skælp) /


verb (tr)

Derived Formsscalper, noun

Word Origin for scalp

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


[ skălp ]


The skin covering the top of the head.
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