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piker

1. slang An extremely frugal or stingy person; a cheapskate or miser. I tried to convince her to spend a little bit more money and get some nicer wedding invitations, but she's such a piker that she just went for the cheapest ones she could find. Don't be a piker, Tom—leave them a little bit more for a tip!
2. slang A slothful, lazy, or indolent person; someone who avoids work or shirks their responsibilities. He was such a piker all his life that it's kind of strange seeing him apply himself so enthusiastically to his work now. The problem with this industry is that it attracts its fair share of pikers who just want a paycheck for as little actual work as possible.
3. slang Someone who is disinclined to participate in social activities with others. I keep inviting Brett to come out with us on the weekends, but he keeps being a piker and hanging back at home. You can't be a piker your whole time in university, or you'll miss out on half the reason for being here!

piker

(ˈpɑɪkɚ)
1. n. a miser; a cheapskate. (Also a term of address.) A 5 percent tip? You piker!
2. n. a lazy person; a shirker. Come on, you lazy piker. There’s plenty left for you to do.
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Pikers are people - often lone men - who go to watch the cavorting couples.
Wykeham Lakes, near Scarborough, a venue that earlier this year produced a 45lb 14oz pike to 6oz trout livebait, has again opened it's doors to pikers.
A half million pounds is being directed to Washbrook, Watery, Hawkes Mill, Oak Brickhill, Long and Pikers Lanes and Wall Hill Road.
The men were all were part of a group linked to the Portadown Pikers club in Co Armagh and are well known in angling circles.
Claims that a 25lb pike has been taken from Killingworth Lake last month will interest all local pikers.
Esthwaite Water does not end its pike season until the end of this month, and at present pikers are taking advantage of some great sport.
Local pikers will be delighted to learn that three 2010/2011 Angling Trust British Pike Championship qualifying matches will be fished at Longtown West Pond.
Pikers on the Tees have found quite a few jack pike but no monsters, while Les McVittie landed a fine 17lb 5oz pike from Longtown's West Pond using a tail section fished at a distance.
00am Saturday: Scottish Pikers hold a lure and deadbait event on The Lake of Mentieth, and the Lower Tees Association fish a monthly match on Bowesfield.
Pikers have been finding access to waters extremely difficult lately with waters thawing and then freezing over again, but Longtown West Pond has again been the best bet between freezes.
Pikers have been finding some sport on the rivers while the stillwaters are frozen.
Pikers are slowly increasing their activities and while floods had recently closed the Castle Loch fishery at Lochmaben a few pike anglers ventured out at the weekend some catching up to seven fish in a session, although most fish were under 10 pounds.
Elsewhere, pikers have been enjoying action on the River Tees with several small fish per session coming from the lower stretches, although Craig Herriot landed his personal-best pike after a 15-minute tussle, a splendid fish of 18lb 8oz from a swim near Darlington.
Elsewhere pikers have had more luck with Esthwaite producing some marvellous fish including a 26lb fish to Chris Harris.