Piper



[pahy-per] /ˈpaɪ pər/

noun
1.
a person who plays on a .
2.
a bagpiper.
Idioms
3.
pay the piper,

/ˈpaɪpə/
noun
1.
a person who plays a pipe or bagpipes
2.
pay the piper and call the tune, to bear the cost of an undertaking and control it
/ˈpaɪpə/
noun
1.
John. 1903–92, British artist. An official war artist in World War II, he is known esp for his watercolours of bombed churches and his stained glass in Coventry Cathedral
n.

Old English pipere, agent noun from pipe (v.). As a kind of fish, from c.1600. Expression pay the piper recorded from 1680s.
see: call the tune (pay the piper)

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