[pahy-ker] /ˈpaɪ kər/
a person who does anything in a contemptibly small or cheap way.
a stingy, tight-fisted person; tightwad.
a person who gambles, speculates, etc., in a small, cautious way.
(Austral) a wild bullock
(Austral & NZ) a useless person; failure
(US & Austral, NZ) a lazy person; shirker
a mean person
“miserly person,” 1872, formerly “poor migrant to California” (1860), earlier pike (1854), perhaps originally “vagrant who wanders the pike (n.1)” (which is the notion in Sussex dialectal piker “vagrant, tramp, gypsy,” 1838), but Barnhart, OED and others suggest the American English word ultimately is a reference to people from Pike County, Missouri.
[originally a vagrant, esp a gambler, who wandered along the pike; hence a poor sport, a cheapskate]
noun 1. a mountain in central Colorado: a peak of the Rocky Mountains. 14,108 feet (4300 meters). noun 1. a mountain in central Colorado, in the Rockies. Height: 4300 m (14 109 ft)
[pahyk-staf, -stahf] /ˈpaɪkˌstæf, -ˌstɑf/ noun, plural pikestaves [pahyk-steyvz] /ˈpaɪkˌsteɪvz/ (Show IPA) 1. the shaft of an infantry pike. 2. a foot traveler’s staff with a metal point or spike at the lower end. /ˈpaɪkˌstɑːf/ noun 1. the wooden handle of a pike
[pahyks-vil] /ˈpaɪks vɪl/ noun 1. a town in central Maryland, near Baltimore.
/ˈpaɪkɪ/ noun (Brit, slang, derogatory) 1. a gypsy or vagrant 2. a member of the underclass noun a gypsy or vagabond; piker Word Origin from turnpike Usage Note slang