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piker (ˈpaɪkə Pronunciation for piker

Definitions

noun

(slang)
  1. (Australian) a wild bullock
  2. (Australian & New Zealand) a useless person; failure
  3. (US & Australian & New Zealand) a lazy person; shirker
  4. a mean person

Word Origin

C19: perhaps related to pike3

Synonyms

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= slacker, shirker, skiver, loafer, layabout, idler, passenger, do-nothing, dodger, good-for-nothing, bludger, gold brick, scrimshanker

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