Scalp meaning

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The skin covering the top of the human head.
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A portion of this skin with its attached hair, cut from a body especially as a battle trophy or as proof in claiming a bounty.
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A piece of hide from the skull of certain animals, such as the fox, shown as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty.
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To cut or tear the scalp from.
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To deprive of top growth or a top layer.

Land scalped by strip miners.

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To resell at a price higher than the established value.

Scalping tickets to the baseball game.

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To buy and sell (securities or commodities) in order to make small quick profits.
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To engage in the reselling of something, such as tickets, at a price higher than the established value.
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To buy and sell securities or commodities for small quick profits.
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The skin on the top and back of the head, usually covered with hair.
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A part of this, cut or torn from the head of an enemy for a trophy, as formerly by certain North American Indians, frontiersmen, etc.
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A symbol, indication, or recognition of victory, prowess, etc.
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The skin on the top of the head of a dog, wolf, etc.
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A small profit made by scalping.
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To cut or tear the scalp from.
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To buy and sell in order to make small, quick profits.
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To resell (tickets to the theater, a sports event, etc.) at a price higher than the regular price.
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To scalp bonds, tickets, etc.
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The skin covering the top of the human head.
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In the securities industry, the undisclosed selling of a security by a person or entity such as an investment adviser, securities research analyst, or financial newsletter writer who is simultaneously recommending that the security be bought.
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In the futures industry, trading for small gains. It normally involves establishing and selling a position very quickly, often within minutes or hours on the same day.
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The actions of market maker who adds an excessive markup to a trade transaction, in violation of the Rules of Fair Practice of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).
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(now dialectal) The top of the head; the skull.
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The part of the head where the hair grows from, or used to grow from.
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A part of the skin of the head, with the hair attached, formerly cut or torn off from an enemy by Native American warriors as a token of victory.

Some tribes used to collect scalps to prove how many of the enemy they had killed in battle.

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(Scotland) A bed or stratum of shellfish; a scaup.
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(figuratively) The top; the summit.

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To remove the scalp (part of the head from where the hair grows), by brutal act or accident.
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(slang) To resell, especially tickets, usually for an inflated price, often illegally.
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To screen or sieve ore before further processing.

Scalped ore.

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(surgery) To remove the skin of.
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(milling) To brush the hairs or fuzz from (wheat grains, etc.) in the process of high milling.

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Origin of scalp

  • Middle English top of the head of Scandinavian origin skel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Originally a northern word, and therefore presumed to come from a Scandinavian source, although the sense-development is unclear; compare Old Norse skálpr (“sheath"), Middle Dutch schelpe (“shell").

    From Wiktionary