piker

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noun pik·er \ˈpī-kər\

Definition of piker

  1. 1 :  one who gambles or speculates with small amounts of money

  2. 2 :  one who does things in a small way; also :  tightwad, cheapskate

Examples of piker in a sentence

  1. don't be such a piker—live it up a little while you're on vacation!

Origin and Etymology of piker

pike to play cautiously, of unknown origin


First Known Use: 1859



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