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biker

[bahy-ker]
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noun
  1. a person who rides a bicycle, motorcycle, or motorbike, especially in competition or as a hobby.
  2. Informal. a member of a motorcycle gang.
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Origin of biker

First recorded in 1880–85; bike1 + -er1
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  • "He's mighty different from Biker," said Mrs. Munsberg in an undertone.

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    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • Then Biker's always drinking more or less, and he's got the swell head, anyhow.

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    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • It's Galton's idea, and he gave the job to Biker because he thought an educated fellow could get hold of people.

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    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • Two important and extremely good-looking brides had refused to see him because Biker had enraged them in his day.

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British Dictionary definitions for biker

biker

noun
  1. informal a member of a motorcyle gang
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Word Origin and History for biker

n.

"motorcycle rider" (especially with reference to club affiliation), 1968, American English, from bike (n.) in its slang sense of "motorcycle" (1939).

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