Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “scalp”

scalp

noun [C]
 
 
/skælp/ informal
someone you defeat: take a scalp They are expected to take some important scalps in the election.
be out for/after sb's scalp to want to defeat or punish someone in some way, especially to make them lose their job: The other Democrats should be after his scalp.
(Definition of scalp noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of scalp?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “scalp”

Definitions of “scalp” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

initial

of or at the beginning

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More