noun \ˈskalp\

: 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

Full Definition of SCALP

a :  the part of the integument of the human head usually covered with hair in both sexes
b :  the part of an animal (as a wolf or fox) corresponding to the human scalp
a :  a part of the human scalp with attached hair cut or torn from an enemy as a token of victory
b :  a trophy of victory or accomplishment
chiefly Scottish :  a projecting mass of bare ground or rock

Origin 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

Rhymes with 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

Full Definition of SCALP

transitive verb
a :  to deprive of the scalp
b :  to remove an upper part from
:  to remove a desired constituent from and discard the rest
:  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>
intransitive verb
:  to take scalps
:  to profit by slight market fluctuations
scalp·er noun

Examples of SCALP

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

First Known Use of SCALP



noun \ˈskalp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCALP

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


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