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scalpernoun [C]

uk   /ˈskæl.pər/  us   /ˈskæl.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 sells tickets at increased prices without official permission: We tried to get tickets, but the scalpers wanted $150 per ticket.
(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 higher prices: What happens to the people caught buying tickets from a scalper?
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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)
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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