piper

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpaɪpə/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpaɪpɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pīpər)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pip•er /ˈpaɪpɚ/USA pronunciation  n. [countable]
  • one who plays pipes, bagpipes, or panpipes.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    pip•er  (pīpər),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. Music and Dancea person who plays on a pipe.
    2. Music and Dancea bagpiper.
    3. Idiomspay the piper: 
      • 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.
    • bef. 1000; Middle English; Old English pīpere. See pipe1, -er1

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    piper /ˈpaɪpə/ n
    1. a person who plays a pipe or bagpipes
    2. pay the piper and call the tuneto bear the cost of an undertaking and control it
    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    Piper /ˈpaɪpə/ n
    1. John. 1903–92, British artist. An official war artist in World War II, he is known esp for his watercolours of bombed churches and his stained glass in Coventry Cathedral
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