a person who does anything in a contemptibly small or cheap way.
a stingy, tight-fisted person; tightwad.
a person who gambles, speculates, etc., in a small, cautious way.
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How to use piker in a sentence
Well, just to keep the pikers out, announced Hooker, Ill give it another lift.The New Boys at Oakdale | Morgan Scott
Ill tell you fellows that youre 126 a lot of pikers to hesitate to pledge three or four hundred dollars to keep your team going.The Turner Twins | Ralph Henry Barbour
All forms of chance were thrown into the gambling pot, melted and handed out to the pikers as so many gold bricks nightly.
Sixty thousand pikers in Chicago feeding the gambling goddess through her handbook mouth daily!
He stood across from it and watched the gambling combines agent skin the pikers and he never moved to stop it.
British Dictionary definitions for piker
Australian a wild bullock
Australian and NZ a useless person; failure
US, Australian and NZ a lazy person; shirker
a mean person
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