- 1scalp somebody to remove the skin and hair from the top of an enemy's head as a sign of victory
- 2 scalp something to sell tickets for a popular event illegally, at a price that is higher than the official price, especially outside a theater, stadium, etc.
NAmE//skælp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scalp
he / she / it scalps
past simple scalped
-ing form scalping