Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “scalp”


verb [T] (SELL)    /skælp/ US informal
to buy things, such as theatre tickets , at the usual prices and then sell them, when they are difficult to get, at much higher prices Trafficking and racketeering
(Definition of scalp verb (SELL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of scalp

Definitions of “scalp” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


the art and knowledge involved in preparing and eating good food

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More