Definition of piper
: one that plays on a pipe
Recent Examples of piper from the Web
There will be bands, pipers, balloons and fireworks.
There will be en plein aire artists, authors, vocal groups, bagpipers, fairy gardens, floral carpets, bell ringers, bag pipers, a silent auction, two seatings for the author's party to be held in historic Phelps Tavern and more.
Imeem has a few options in its quest to bring in enough revenue to pay the proverbial — and literal — piper.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of piper
before 12th century
PIPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of piper for English Language Learners
: a person who plays a pipe or the bagpipes
Medical Definition of Piper
: a very large genus (the type of the family piperaceae) of tropical plants that comprise the true peppers, are mostly climbing jointed shrubs with pulpy fruit, and include the betel (P. betle), kava (P. methysticum), and matico (P. angustifolium) and the sources of cubebs (from P. cubeba) and black and white pepper (from P. nigrum)
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