2Australian /NZ A person who withdraws from a plan, commitment, etc.
More example sentences
- There were a number of pikers to the dinner, including Mrs Lefty, who was stuck at work doing reports until about 9.30 pm.
- It seems rather apropos that everyone else found it too much hassle to enter - pikers!
- In terms of brutality, systematic repression, number of killings, relish for torture and sum total of human misery caused, he was a piker next to that tyrant.
late 19th century: from pike5.
Definition of piker in:
- The US English dictionary