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)
Origin of scalp
Related formsscalp·er, nounscalp·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for scalping
“The first way to reduce the volume of scalping is to keep the tickets out of the hands of scalpers,” he said.
Finding the true culprit for the epidemic of scalping in the digital age is a little like figuring out who killed Davey Moore.
And sometimes those promoters and artists are themselves the ones doing the turning around and scalping.
They spent their time in hunting buffaloes, smoking pipes, lolling in the sun, and scalping each other's heads.History of the Moravian Church|J. E. Hutton
There was no bounty then on English scalps, and the horror of the scalping knife was not threatened them.Earth's Enigmas|Charles G. D. Roberts
Is not this, then, Scalping Peter, who bears so terrible a name on all this frontier?Oak Openings|James Fenimore Cooper
Their route was marked by fire and the scalping knife; and neither age nor sex could afford exemption from their ferocity.The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)|John Marshall
They'd a splendid chance of scalping the Orator that time—and not one of them even saw it!