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)
IT’S A WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ BONANZA!
Origin of scalp
OTHER WORDS FROM scalpscalper, nounscalpless, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for scalp
I was now reduced to a single knife, of the kind fabricated for the Indians, under the name of scalper.
The Scalper avoided the blow by leaping on one side, and replied with his machete; Tranquil fell on his knee with a pierced thigh.
"Come," he said to the Scalper, who was a silent witness of this scene.
Each curiously extended his ear to hear the Scalper's answer.
A deep silence prevailed; suffering from lively anxiety, all impatiently waited for the Scalper to speak.