Meaning of “scalping” in the English Dictionary

"scalping" in Business English

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scalpingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈskælpɪŋ/ us

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