Etymology
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piper (n.)

"one who plays the pipes," Old English pipere, agent noun from pipe (v.). By late 14c. also "a bag-piper." As a kind of fish, from c. 1600. Figurative expression pay the piper is recorded from 1680s.

updated on June 20, 2020

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Definitions of piper from WordNet
1
piper (n.)
someone who plays the bagpipe;
Synonyms: bagpiper
2
Piper (n.)
type genus of the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing tropical shrubs;
Synonyms: genus Piper
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