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pik·er

 (pī′kər)
n. Slang
1. A cautious gambler.
2. A person regarded as petty or stingy.

[Possibly from Piker, a poor migrant to California, after Pike County in eastern Missouri.]

piker

(ˈpaɪkə)
n
1. (Animals) Austral a wild bullock
2. Austral and NZ a useless person; failure
3. US and Austral and NZ a lazy person; shirker
4. a mean person
[C19: perhaps related to pike3]

pik•er

(ˈpaɪ kər)

n.
1. a person who does anything in a contemptibly small or cheap way.
2. a person who gambles or speculates in a cautious way.
[1275–1325; Middle English: petty thief =pik(en) to pick1 + -er -er1; compare dial. (N England, Scots, Hiberno-E) pike to pick1]
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piker

noun (Aust. & N.Z. slang) slacker, shirker, skiver (Brit. slang), loafer, layabout, idler, passenger, do-nothing, dodger, good-for-nothing, bludger (Austral. & N.Z. informal), gold brick (U.S. slang), scrimshanker (Brit. Military slang) He works so hard he makes the rest of us look like pikers.
Translations

piker

[ˈpaɪkəʳ] N (US) (= stingy person) → agarrado/a m/f, roñoso/a m/f; (= unimportant person) → pelagatos mf inv; (= coward) → gallina mf

piker

n (pej)
(US sl: = cautious gambler) → vorsichtige(r) Spieler(in)
(US sl: = miser) → Geizhals m
(Austral sl: = shirker) → Drückeberger(in) m(f) (pej), → Memme f (pej), → Faulenzer(in) m(f) (pej)
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Elsewhere, pikers have found that the Tees has been in better form of late for predator anglers, with 15-year-old Jack Smythe capturing a trio of pike in the three to 6lb range on a plug from the back waters behind the new Stockton office blocks.
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Judging from the outside, the rest of us are pikers of self-preoccupation next to A-Rod.
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The Cornish fans registered disgust, unwilling to give in to a bunch of pikers.
Pike are delicate and cannot handle heavy fishing pressure, which is why experienced pikers rarely name the venue at which they catch big fish.
Some pleasant daytime walkways and at dark a haven for doggers and pikers.