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scalp

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noun \ˈskalp\

Simple Definition of scalp

  • : the skin on the top of your head where hair grows

  • : hair and skin that is cut or torn from the head of an enemy as a sign of victory

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scalp

  1. 1a :  the part of the integument of the human head usually covered with hair in both sexesb :  the part of an animal (as a wolf or fox) corresponding to the human scalp

  2. 2a :  a part of the human scalp with attached hair cut or torn from an enemy as a token of victoryb :  a trophy of victory or accomplishment

  3. 3 chiefly Scottish :  a projecting mass of bare ground or rock

Origin and Etymology of scalp

Middle English, crown of the head, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skālpr sheath; akin to Middle Dutch schelpe shell


First Known Use: 14th century


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scalp

verb

Simple Definition of scalp

  • : to remove the hair and skin from the head of (an enemy) as a sign of victory

  • : to buy tickets for an event and resell them at a much higher price

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scalp

  • transitive verb
    1. 1a :  to deprive of the scalpb :  to remove an upper part from

    2. 2 :  to remove a desired constituent from and discard the rest

    3. 3 :  to buy and sell so as to make small quick profits <scalp stocks> <scalp grain>; especially :  to resell at greatly increased prices <scalp theater tickets>

    4. intransitive verb
    5. 1 :  to take scalps

    6. 2 :  to profit by slight market fluctuations

    scalper

    noun

    Examples of scalp in a sentence

    1. Some members of the tribe were scalped by the attacking warriors.



    1676

    First Known Use of scalp

    1676

    Rhymes with scalp



    SCALP Defined for Kids

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    scalp

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    noun \ˈskalp\

    Definition of scalp for Students

    1. :  the part of the skin of the head usually covered with hair




    2

    scalp

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    verb

    Definition of scalp for Students

    scalped

    scalping

    1. :  to remove the scalp from




    Medical Dictionary

    scalp

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    noun \ˈskalp\

    Medical Definition of scalp

    1. :  the part of the integument of the head usually covered with hair in both sexes




    Law Dictionary

    scalp

    transitive verb

    Legal Definition of scalp

    1. :  to buy and sell so as to make small quick profits <scalp stocks>; especially :  to resell at greatly increased prices

    2. intransitive verb
    3. :  to profit by slight market fluctuations

    scalper

    noun



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