scalp

/ˈskælp/

  • Noun
  • the skin on the top of your head where hair grows
  • hair and skin that is cut or torn from the head of an enemy as a sign of victory
    1. His boss wants his scalp. [=wants to fire him]
    2. Parents of some students are (going) after the principal's scalp.
  • Verb
  • to remove the hair and skin from the head of (an enemy) as a sign of victory
    1. Some members of the tribe were scalped by the attacking warriors.
  • to buy tickets for an event and resell them at a much higher price
    1. People were scalping [=(Brit) touting] tickets outside the stadium.

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