how to pronounce scalper


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scalper is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of scalper


  1. A machine for removing the ends of grain, such as wheat or rye, or for separating the different grades of broken wheat, semolina, etc.
  2. A person on an open outcry exchange trading floor who buys and sells rapidly for his or her own account, aiming to buy from a seller and a little later sell to a buyer, making a small profit from the difference (roughly the amount of the bid/offer spread, or less).
  3. A surgical instrument for scraping carious bones.
  4. One who scalps, or removes the scalp of another.
  5. One who scalps tickets to popular entertainment events: buying them in advance and then selling them (e.g. online or just outside the venue of the event), often at inflated prices.

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