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scalper

noun [C]
 
 
/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? →  Compare ticket tout
FINANCE someone who buys small quantities of shares, bonds, etc. and then sells them quickly in order to make a small profit
Translations of “scalper”
in Chinese (Traditional) 倒賣(戲票等)的人, 黃牛…
in Russian спекулянт билетами…
in Turkish karaborsa bilet satan kimse…
in Chinese (Simplified) 倒卖(戏票等)…
in Polish konik…
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