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Topic: HUMAN

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: From a Scandinavian language

scalp

1 noun
     
scalp1 [countable]
1HBH the skin on the top of your head:
Massage the shampoo gently into your hair and scalp.
2

somebody's scalp

informal if you want someone's scalp, you want them to be completely defeated:
The board members were after the chairman's scalp.
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