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English definition of “scalper”

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
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