Definition of "scalping" [scalp•ing]

  • Present participle of scalp. (verb)
  • 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 (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "scalping" in a sentence
  • "Mark Chipman gets tense at the mere mention of the word "scalping"."
  • "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:"
  • "Missouri's ban on ticket scalping is about to be repealed, with legislators saying they just want to help individual consumers resell unused sports tickets."