Purchasing large quantities of goods (usually tickets) early with the sole intention of re-selling them at a higher price at a later date (closer to the event).

(Thanks to ~Sunigirl~ for the original entry!)
Mike Damone: Busted for scalping Ozzy Osbourne tickets. Now working at 7-11 .

(from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High")
by anna_k March 23, 2005
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Reselling tickets for a profit. When done on an individual level, this is often considered illegal, but when it's a company catering to rich people, somehow that makes it o.k. for them to buy up all the tickets and then scalp them. Here is how a ticket company delicately explains what they do:
"The box office is the original source for tickets. Tickets out of the box office are sold at “face value”. If available, tickets out of the box office are generally less expensive, but the seat selection may be severely limited. If you are unable to obtain the tickets you want through the box office, and you are willing to pay above the face value for tickets, we can help you get the seats you are looking for.
Many people use our services because the official box office no longer has the type of seats they want.
It is important for the customer to understand that we are an independent agency that buys and resells event tickets on the secondary market. We apply a service charge to each ticket that we sell, so the price printed on the ticket will generally not be our selling price. Since our tickets are sold on the secondary market, our prices are determined by the "market value", which is based on supply and demand. The “market value” can be substantially higher than the “face value” of the ticket. Please remember that in most cases we have to pay quite a bit over the "face value" for the tickets that we offer for sale."
That damn ticket broker bought up all the tickets and now they're scalping them at triple face value, but my homie got his ass busted just because he had an extra ticket and tried to recoup what he paid for it. Why is it that when the broker does it, it's legal? That's some shit.
by JonnyR July 14, 2006
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1. The process of removing the human scalp from the skull, usually performed by a ticked off native.

3. Buying tickets with the intention of selling them at a later date closer to the event.
1. "Magua got tomahawked for scalping Uncas and throwing him off a cliff."
2. "I feel like going scalping, I have plenty of tickets for good seats at the public execution."
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the act of buying multiple graphics cards using bots to resell them at an exorbitantly higher price. common problem in ebay.
damn it, scalping made the rtx 3080 out of stock in 1 minute.
by bruhinator 2000 December 3, 2020
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The act of biting off a male's foreskin while giving oral sex.
Nikki actually attempted scalping me when she was giving me head last night!
by viva la uterus May 20, 2011
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1) Going up to Scalp Ave. in Richland and trying to get chicks
2) The act of removing the scalp from a defeated enemy in combat. happened to that poor British guy in Last of the Mohegans
*john* hey you whant to go Scalping?!
*flake* sure!!
*smay* hells yea!!!!!!!
*Anthony* *yells loudly and pulls a knife out and leeps at john*
by KingToney September 14, 2007
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When you snatch a weave so hard it literally takes the skin off your head
Have you heard rhianna's new album? Beyoncé is scalped
by get scalped August 27, 2017
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