Scalper
Scalper Scalper (sk[a^]lp"[~e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, scalps. [1913 Webster]

2. (Surg.) Same as {Scalping iron}, under {Scalping}. [1913 Webster]

3. A broker who, dealing on his own account, tries to get a small and quick profit from slight fluctuations of the market. [Cant] [1913 Webster]

4. A person who buys and sells the unused parts of railroad tickets. [Cant] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • scalper — (n.) person who re sells tickets at unauthorized prices for a profit, 1869, American English; earliest reference is to theater tickets, but often used late 19c. of brokers who sold unused portions of railway tickets. [Railways charged less per… …   Etymology dictionary

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