- piperacillin sodium,
- to pay the cost of something.
- 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
Examples from the Web for piper
The life Piper longs for, whether with Larry or Alex, might not look much different.
Sure, Nancy has the fish-out-of-water thing going on, but that attribute often defines Piper.
OITNB has so far neglected to grace Alex with a sibling, but Piper has a brother who has figured prominently.
It would not be unreasonable to assume Piper might do the same to Litchfield if given the opportunity.
Although her age is never explicitly stated, Nancy is not considerably older than Piper (the real Kerman went to jail at 35).
Then the Púca said to pay the Piper, and every old woman drew out a gold piece and gave it to him.The Irish Fairy Book|Various
Miss Piper glided in sideways, holding her head down as if she were searching for a dropped pin on the pavement.In the Wilderness|Robert Hichens
You spoke just now, Mrs. Piper, as if there was some doubt about the money?What Timmy Did|Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
The piper had not noticed the little fellow, and he looked down on him with some surprise.Children's Literature|Charles Madison Curry
At the first sound of his voice, low and subdued though it was, Miss Piper held up her finger to bespeak silence.That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 1(of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
Old English pipere, agent noun from pipe (v.). As a kind of fish, from c.1600. Expression pay the piper recorded from 1680s.
see call the tune (pay the piper).