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English definition of “scalper”


noun [C]     /ˈskælpər/ informal
US COMMERCE someone who buys things, such as theatre tickets , at the usual price and then sells them when they are difficult to get at much higher prices : What happens to the people caught buying tickets from a scalper? → Compare ticket tout
FINANCE someone who buys small quantities of shares , bonds , etc. and then sells them quickly in order to make a small profit
(Definition of scalper noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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