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piper

[ pahy-per ]
/ ˈpaɪ pər /
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noun
a person who plays on a pipe.
a bagpiper.
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Idioms about piper

    pay the piper,
    1. to pay the cost of something.
    2. to bear the unfavorable consequences of one's actions or pleasures: Someday he'll have to pay the piper for all that gambling.

Origin of piper

before 1000; Middle English; Old English pīpere.See pipe1, -er1
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How to use piper in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for piper (1 of 2)

piper
/ (ˈpaɪpə) /

noun
a person who plays a pipe or bagpipes
pay the piper and call the tune to bear the cost of an undertaking and control it

British Dictionary definitions for piper (2 of 2)

Piper
/ (ˈpaɪpə) /

noun
John. 1903–92, British artist. An official war artist in World War II, he is known esp for his watercolours of bombed churches and his stained glass in Coventry Cathedral
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Other Idioms and Phrases with piper

piper

see call the tune (pay the piper).

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