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English definition of “scalping”

scalping

noun [U]     /ˈskælpɪŋ/
US COMMERCE the activity of buying things, such as theatre tickets , at the usual price and then selling them when they are difficult to get at higher prices : Selling tickets above face value - commonly called scalping - is prohibited by state law .
FINANCE the activity of buying small quantities or shares , bonds , etc. and then selling them quickly in order to make a small profit
(Definition of scalping noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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