Definition of Scalp in English :

Define Scalp in English

Scalp meaning in English

Meaning of Scalp in English

Pronunciation of Scalp in English

Scalp pronunciation in English

Pronounce Scalp in English


see synonyms of scalp


1. scalp

the skin that covers the top of the head

Example Sentences:
'they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy'


2. scalp

sell illegally, as on the black market

3. scalp

remove the scalp of

Example Sentences:
'The enemies were scalped'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of scalp
1. anatomy
the skin and subcutaneous tissue covering the top of the head
(among Native Americans) a part of this removed as a trophy from a slain enemy
a trophy or token signifying conquest
4. hunting, mainly US
a piece of hide cut from the head of a victim as a trophy or as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty
5. informal, mainly US
a small speculative profit taken in quick transactions
6. Scottish dialect
a projection of bare rock from vegetation
verb (transitive)
to cut the scalp from
8. informal, mainly US
to purchase and resell (securities) quickly so as to make several small profits
9. informal
to buy (tickets) cheaply and resell at an inflated price

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see synonyms of scalp
the skin on the top and back of the head, usually covered with hair
a part of this, cut or torn from the head of an enemy for a trophy, as by certain North American Indians, frontiersmen, etc.
a symbol, indication, or recognition of victory, prowess, etc.
the skin on the top of the head of a dog, wolf, etc.
5.  US, Informal
a small profit made by scalping
verb transitive US
to cut or tear the scalp from
to cheat or rob
to defeat decisively
8.  Informal
to buy and sell in order to make small, quick profits
9.  Informal
to resell (tickets to the theater, a sports event, etc.) at a price higher than the regular price
verb intransitive US
10.  Informal
to scalp bonds, tickets, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of scalp
1. The skin covering the top of the human head.
2. A portion of this skin with its attached hair, cut from a body especially as a battle trophy or as proof in claiming a bounty.
3. A piece of hide from the skull of certain animals, such as the fox, shown as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty.
v. scalped, scalp·ing, scalps
1. To cut or tear the scalp from.
2. To deprive of top growth or a top layer: land scalped by strip miners.
3. To resell at a price higher than the established value: scalping tickets to the baseball game.
4. To buy and sell (securities or commodities) in order to make small quick profits.
1. To engage in the reselling of something, such as tickets, at a price higher than the established value.
2. To buy and sell securities or commodities for small quick profits.

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