Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from scalp.
  • (Surg.) an instrument used in scraping foul and carious bones; a raspatory.
  • a knife used by North American Indians in scalping.

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  • verb Present participle of scalp.
  • noun The action by which someone is scalped.
  • noun A fraudulent form of market manipulation in which a person buys shares immediately before recommending the shares to others, thus driving the price up

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Examples

  • Mark Chipman gets tense at the mere mention of the word "scalping".

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  • Mark Chipman gets tense at the mere mention of the word "scalping".

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  • The real problem, beyond the eternal nuisance of scalping, is that TicketsNow began offering overpriced tickets almost immediately after they went on sale through Ticketmaster, and while Ticketmaster apparently lacked the technology to handle what should have been a predictable surge in customers, that was not a problem for TicketsNow resellers:

    Congressman Wants Ticketmaster Investigated For 'TicketsNow' Website - The Consumerist

  • Missouri's ban on ticket scalping is about to be repealed, with legislators saying they just want to help individual consumers resell unused sports tickets.

    May 18th, 2007

  • I didn't even know what the word scalping meant until I read this blog post.

    About that "scalping"... and other blogospheric collective activities.

  • However, short-term scalping is one of the most difficult forms of trading to master as rapid gains are usually met with equally rapid losses.

    Currency Trading News by DailyFX

  • However, short-term scalping is one of the most difficult forms of trading to master as rapid gains are usually met with equally rapid losses.

    Currency Trading News by DailyFX

  • Favor scalping from the short side on rallies, but the bulls seccessful defense of the 1.63 barrier may take the market back up a little more, so it is best to give the market some room.

    FXstreet.com

  • They call it "scalping" -- they pick a target and harass that person and his or her employer until the person either jumps or is pushed out of the public eye.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • After this post of mine questioning Lindsay Beyerstein's assertion that there is a right-wing term "scalping" -- meaning "pick a target and harass that person and his or her employer until the person either jumps or is pushed out of the public eye" -- and that it is exclusively the practice of the right wing, Andrew Sullivan says:

    Archive 2007-02-01

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