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scalp

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noun \ˈskalp\

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 Scotland :  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

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Definition of scalp

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to deprive of the scalpb :  to remove an upper part from

  3. 2 :  to remove a desired constituent from and discard the rest

  4. 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

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to take scalps

  7. 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



SCALP Defined for English Language Learners

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scalp

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noun \ˈskalp\

Definition of scalp for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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scalp

verb

Definition of scalp for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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


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scalp

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Definition of scalp for Students

scalped

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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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