Scalper vs Scamper - What's the difference?

scalper | scamper |


As nouns the difference between scalper and scamper

is that scalper is one who scalps, or removes the scalp of another while scamper is a quick, light run.

As a verb scamper is

to run quickly and lightly, especially in a playful manner or in an undignified manner.

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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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    scamper

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A quick, light run.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To run quickly and lightly, especially in a playful manner or in an undignified manner.
  • The dog scampered after the squirrel.
  • * 1912 : (Edgar Rice Burroughs), (Tarzan of the Apes), Chapter 1
  • The younger and lighter members of his tribe scampered to the higher branches of the great trees to escape his wrath; risking their lives upon branches that scarce supported their weight rather than face old Kerchak in one of his fits of uncontrolled anger.

    Synonyms

    * scurry * See also