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Definition of "pied piper" []

  • A person who offers others strong yet delusive enticements. (noun)
  • One, such as a leader, who makes irresponsible promises. (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 "pied piper" in a sentence
  • "Last summer, I met two role models for my business, Life Balance, Inc. In awe I watched Craig Fuller, president and CEO of the National Chain Drug Store Association, lead his organization with a compelling kindness that is difficult to describe—a sort of benevolent yet intensely powerful pied piper leadership style that empowers both optimist and cynic alike."
  • "He led them to the main ward, a blazing blue-white pied piper leading a cho­rus of dead children."