scalp

[ skalp ]
/ skælp /

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

scalp·er, nounscalp·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scalping (1 of 2)

scalping
/ (ˈskælpɪŋ) /

noun

a process in which the top portion of a metal ingot is machined away before use, thus removing the layer containing defects and impurities

British Dictionary definitions for scalping (2 of 2)

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 scalping

scalp
[ skălp ]

n.

The skin covering the top of the head.
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