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3 definitions by KX36

 
1.
The unit of measurement from the british empire the "US unit" was based on. Very similar but with some differences. The pint, and therefore the gallon, is smaller in US than imperial units.
America took the british imperial unit, made the pint smaller because they can't handle their drink and called it "american" so that using any other standard of measurement would be unpatriotic.
by KX36 September 06, 2006
 
2.
The same as "pikey".

A) A derogatory slang term to mean any type of gypsy, synonymous to "gypo". (This is the original meaning, though it is now far less common).

B) A member of society that is BELOW WORKING CLASS as they usually live by benefits, in council housing and do not hold employment. One of many localised terms for the same people that has now become popularly labelled as "chavs". They are the absolute dregs of modern society; they contribute nothing and take as much as they can. It is a common misconception that all working class are pikies, this is not the case.
These are usually the descendants of gypsies, so there are many similarities between the 2 definitions, including jewellery such as large medallions, sovereign rings and large hoop earrings; as well as disregard for the law of the land, overwhelming cowardice and lack of any form of morality.
Synonyms include, "townie" (modern meaning), "chav", "scally", "NED", etc. For a detailed description, research any of these terms.

NB.
"Travellers", i.e. people who chose to live in caravans to avoid paying tax may or may not be covered by definition (A), but this is rarely an issue as they are usually covered by definition (B).

The antonym to "townie" (traditional meaning; anyone who lives in an urban/suburban location) is "bumpkin" (anyone who lives in a rural environment), not "pikie".
Pikies have moved into the neighbourhood, there's horse crap everywhere

Some pikie started on me the other day; all bark, no bite, that lot, bloody dolescum cowards.
by KX36 November 02, 2006
 
3.
The same as "pikey".

A) A derogatory slang term to mean any type of gypsy, synonymous to "gypo". (This is the original meaning, though it is now far less common).

B) A member of society that is BELOW WORKING CLASS as they usually live by benefits, in council housing and do not hold employment. One of many localised terms for the same people that has now become popularly labelled as "chavs". They are the absolute dregs of modern society; they contribute nothing and take as much as they can. It is a common misconception that all working class are pikies, this is not the case.
These are usually the descendants of gypsies, so there are many similarities between the 2 definitions, including jewellery such as large medallions, sovereign rings and large hoop earrings; as well as disregard for the law of the land, overwhelming cowardice and lack of any form of morality.
Synonyms include, "townie" (modern meaning), "chav", "scally", "NED", etc. For a detailed description, research any of these terms.

NB.
"Travellers", i.e. people who chose to live in caravans to avoid paying tax may or may not be covered by definition (A), but this is rarely an issue as they are usually covered by definition (B).

The antonym to "townie" (traditional meaning; anyone who lives in an urban/suburban location) is "bumpkin" (anyone who lives in a rural environment), not "pikie".
Pikies have moved into the neighbourhood, there's horse crap everywhere

Some pikie started on me the other day; all bark, no bite, that lot, bloody dolescum cowards.
by KX36 October 31, 2006