Meaning of “scalper” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “scalper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scalper" in American English

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scalpernoun [ C ]

us /ˈskæl·pər/

a person who sells tickets at increased prices without official permission:

We tried to get tickets, but the scalpers wanted $150 per ticket.

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"scalper" in Business English

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scalpernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈskælpər/ us 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?

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)