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Definition of "piker" [piker]

  • Slang A cautious gambler. (noun)
  • Slang A person regarded as petty or stingy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "piker" in a sentence
  • "I've always thought Stevie was a kind of piker, that is that she would say she was going to do a thing, and then from sheer laziness not do it."
  • "(_Trying to explain_) No, no -- a piker is a tin horn."
  • "It would have horrified him to be called a piker, for his instincts were really lavish, and the economical habit an achievement in which he took a resentful pride."