Definition of piper noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpaɪpə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaɪpər//
People in the music world
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  • a person who plays music on a pipe or the bagpipes See related entries: People in the music world
  • Word OriginOld English pīpere.Idioms
    he who pays the piper calls the tune
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    (saying) the person who provides the money for something can also control how it is spent
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: piper