bik·​er | \ ˈbī-kər How to pronounce biker (audio) \
plural bikers

Definition of biker

1 : someone who rides a bicycle : bicyclist All ages and skill levels of bikers are encouraged to jump on a bike and pedal away for the opportunity to pursue good health and perhaps earn sponsor prizes.— Emmett Hall road/mountain/dirt bikers
2 : someone who rides a motorcycle : motorcyclist especially : a person who is a member of a motorcycling group For Becky Jackson, who runs two Springfield bars that cater to bikers, motorcycles have been a way of life since she was growing up with a father and uncle who wore matching vests, shorthand for being in a [motorcycle] club. — Bruce Rushton Everyone agrees that the sponsors of the canceled events were not biker gangs, but legitimate motorcycle clubs comprising mostly middle-income people with families and jobs. Still, large runs can attract the outlaw segment. — Tom Haydon and Patrick Jenkins

Examples of biker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sikora is almost unrecognizable in season 1 of the HBO anthology series as Ginger, a member of a meth-running biker gang. Derek Lawrence,, 21 Jan. 2022 Semi-autobiographical, the bathed-in-pink, over-the-top action short features demons, hallucinations and blood-thirsty biker lesbians that fight against the patriarchy. Jamie Lang, Variety, 17 Jan. 2022 Another issue raised by a critic was episode three’s instant-notorious biker gang, that some fans compared to the Power Rangers. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Jan. 2022 The jacket is a fresh take on the grunge biker aesthetic, featuring brown leather and a cinched silhouette. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 Jan. 2022 In addition to being one of the hottest creators in the industry right now, Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan also kicked off his career as an actor, including a memorable run on this dark family drama about an outlaw biker gang. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 3 Jan. 2022 The idea is to create a walker’s or biker’s paradise at the water’s edge. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Dec. 2021 Outside of the shapewear, which features a bra and biker shorts, 70 percent of the capsule is unisex/neutral. Essence, 28 Dec. 2021 The takedown of the operation was announced the previous day by partner agencies in Australia, New Zealand and Europe, where the vast majority of users — from biker gangs to Italian mafia cells — were targeted for arrest on various criminal charges. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of biker

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Jan 2022

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“Biker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of biker

: a person who rides a motorcycle : motorcyclist
: a person who rides a bicycle : bicyclist


bik·​er | \ ˈbī-kər How to pronounce biker (audio) \

Kids Definition of biker

: a person who rides a bicycle or motorcycle

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