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scalpernoun [C]

uk   /ˈskæl.pər/  us   /-pɚ/ US informal (UK tout)
(Definition of scalper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scalpernoun [C]

 us   /ˈskæl·pər/
a ​person who ​sellstickets at ​increasedprices without ​officialpermission: We ​tried to get ​tickets, but the scalpers ​wanted $150 ​perticket.
(Definition of scalper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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scalpernoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​higherprices: What ​happens to the ​peoplecaughtbuyingtickets from a scalper?
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FINANCE someone who ​buyssmallquantities of ​shares, ​bonds, etc. and then ​sells them quickly in ​order to make a ​smallprofit
(Definition of scalper from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scalper”
in Chinese (Simplified) 倒卖(戏票等)…
in Turkish karaborsa bilet satan kimse…
in Russian спекулянт билетами…
in Chinese (Traditional) 倒賣(戲票等)的人, 黃牛…
in Polish konik…
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