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Noun: scalper  skal-pur
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: tout)
  1. Someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost
    "he got theater tickets through a scalper";
    - tout
     
  2. Someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
    - tout [Brit], ticket tout [Brit]

Derived forms: scalpers

Type of: plunger, speculator

Encyclopedia: Scalper