Definition of Pied Piper noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Pied Piper

BrE BrE//ˌpaɪd ˈpaɪpə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpaɪd ˈpaɪpər//
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a person who persuades a lot of other people to follow them or do something with them Yves Saint Laurent was the Pied Piper of fashion. Where he led, others followed. More Like This Expressions from literary sources Alice in Wonderland, Casanova, Cassandra, Don Juan, Dorian Gray, Falstaffian, Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde, Lilliputian, Lothario, Orwellian, Pandora’s box, Peter Pan, Pied Piper, Pollyanna, Rip Van Winkle, Ruritanian, Scrooge, Shangri-La, Sherlock, Stepford Wife, Svengali, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Utopia, Walter MittySee worksheet. From the old German story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, who made first rats and later children follow him by playing beautiful music on his pipe.
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