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scalp

scalp

 
pronunciation:
skaelp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the skin that covers the part of the human head that is usu. protected by hair.
definition 2: a section of this skin with the attached hair, in former times taken from the head of an enemy as a victory trophy, as during some conflicts between whites and North American Indians.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scalped, scalping, scalps
definition 1: to remove the scalp from, usu. by cutting or tearing.
definition 2: (informal) to sell (tickets) at a price higher than the official one.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: (informal) to sell tickets at higher than normal prices.
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derivation: scalper (n.)