Scalper vs Scalier - What's the difference?

scalper | scalier |


As a noun scalper

is one who scalps, or removes the scalp of another.

As an adjective scalier is

(scaly).

scalper

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who scalps, or removes the scalp of another.
  • * 2013 , M. Elise Marubbio, ?Eric L. Buffalohead, Native Americans on Film: Conversations, Teaching, and Theory
  • Denouncing representations of hostile Indians as vicious scalpers of innocent settlers
  • (US) One who scalps tickets to popular entertainment events: buying them in advance and then selling them (e.g. online or just outside the venue of the event), often at inflated prices
  • We could see three different scalpers moving through the crowd outside the arena, each muttering the characteristic refrain: “Need any tickets?”
  • (finance) A person on an open outcry exchange trading floor who buys and sells rapidly for his or her own account, aiming to buy from a seller and a little later sell to a buyer, making a small profit from the difference (roughly the amount of the bid/offer spread, or less).
  • Synonyms

    * (one who scalps tickets ): ticket tout (UK)

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    scalier

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (scaly)
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    scaly

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish.
  • Resembling scales, laminae, or layers.
  • (dated, vulgar, or, South African) Mean; low.
  • a scaly fellow
  • Composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem.
  • Noun

    (wikipedia scaly) (Scaly Yellowfish) (Labeobarbus natalensis) (scalies)
  • (South Africa) The scaly yellowfish, .
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