Last modified on 17 December 2014, at 05:38

scalper

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EtymologyEdit

scalp +‎ -er

NounEdit

scalper (plural scalpers)

  1. One who scalps, or removes the scalp of another.
    • 2013, M. Elise Marubbio, ‎Eric L. Buffalohead, Native Americans on Film: Conversations, Teaching, and Theory
      Denouncing representations of hostile Indians as vicious scalpers of innocent settlers []
  2. (US) One who scalps tickets to popular entertainment events: buying them in advance and then selling them (e.g. online or just outside the venue of the event), often at inflated prices
    We could see three different scalpers moving through the crowd outside the arena, each muttering the characteristic refrain: “Need any tickets?”
  3. (finance) A person on an open outcry exchange trading floor who buys and sells rapidly for his or her own account, aiming to buy from a seller and a little later sell to a buyer, making a small profit from the difference (roughly the amount of the bid/offer spread, or less).

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English scalp.

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scalper

  1. (transitive) to scalp

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