biker

noun

bik·​er ˈbī-kər How to pronounce biker (audio)
plural bikers
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 The three victims, ages 19, 20 and 21, were out together on Newport Avenue when they were chased by several members of the Hells Angels biker gang. Jeremy Childs, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023 From biker shorts to leggings with compression fabric for comfort, this collection was made for the sporty girls and guys. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 20 Sep. 2023 Wearing a vintage zipper dress in a blue-and-purple floral pattern, black biker shorts, and roadworn canary-yellow Chuck Taylors, the event’s headlining performer blends into the scene—sort of. Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Pitchfork, 18 Sep. 2023 Shoppers say that the biker shorts are compressive yet stretchy, squat-proof, and ultra-flattering. Dana Leigh Smith, Glamour, 15 Sep. 2023 Mountain bikers can also access trails at Woodward Park City and Park City Mountain via lifts. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Sep. 2023 On May 27, three people were killed and five others were injured when a shootout erupted between two biker gangs at the annual Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally in New Mexico, police said. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 10 Sep. 2023 For good reason: summer skiing aside, the Tyrolean Alps offer many trails for novice and experienced hikers and mountain bikers. Thomas Rogers, Travel + Leisure, 28 Aug. 2023 Rugby games were underway along the Mall near the Lincoln Memorial while joggers and bikers went about their routines. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 27 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of biker was in 1883

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“Biker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biker. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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