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Meaning of SCALPER

Pronunciation:  'skalpur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost; "he got theater tickets through a scalper"
 

SCALPER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: plunger, speculator, ticket tout, tout

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scalper\ (sk[a^]lp"[~e]r), n.
1. One who, or that which, scalps.

2. (Surg.) Same as {Scalping iron}, under {Scalping}.

3. A broker who, dealing on his own account, tries to get a
   small and quick profit from slight fluctuations of the
   market. [Cant]

4. A person who buys and sells the unused parts of railroad
   tickets. [Cant]



 

 

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