Contrary to being synonymous with traveller, where I'm from 'pikeys' are basically nothing more than worthless pieces of shit. They can be instantly identified due to their sporting of 'designer' tracksuit gear, gold jewellery about ten sizes too big worn anywhere physically possible on the body, and the mandatory 45-degree tilted baseball headwear to cap it all (no pun intended, this is too shameful). Pikeys are very rarely seen in groups of less than 10, and upon gathering in such gangs they proceed to dominate the footpath (or rather the road, considering they probably don't know what a footpath is), staring down anyone within a good forty yards and in doing so hurling a flurry of verbal abuse their way made completely intranslatable but for the inevitable cropping up of words such as 'fuck' and 'wanker'.
These despicable excuses for human beings are occasionally restricted to groups of 5, 6, or possibly 7, depending on how many of them can fit in the back of an alloyed piece-of-shit car doing endless wheelies in car parks whilst blasting out the latest fake-ass drum'n'bass/garage/R'n'B SHITE through a 400-watt woofer turned up to 11.
I won't go into much more detail, because it's not worth my time. Put it this way, pikeys will do almost anything to start trouble, ranging from targeting you for being in the same street as them to claiming you said something (anything) to them when they know damn well you didn't. In groups, they are best avoided full stop, but if passing them on their own or in twos or threes (if you're lucky enough to ever catch them that way), just don't draw any undue attention to yourself and avoid looking at them at all, and with any luck they'll do what they should be required by law to do and keep it shut. My advice though: if you really can't stand these people (and I wouldn't blame you), please do your utmost to emigrate to a country where one would hope the grass is greener.
Typical pikey greetings:
"What the fuck you starin' at?"
"I'll smash y'eddin, buoy"
"Got a light?"
"Serve 'im up innit (bruv)"
by Atsn November 25, 2005
Top Definition
From the English "turnpike", the place where itinerent travellers and thieves would camp near a settlement.

Pikey is not a racial group, the term is used to describe anyone who lives in a caravan or shares the same values and "culture" of "the travelling community", and whose main sources of income are as follows:

Stealing cars, flogging roses in pubs for "childrens' charities", nicking lead off roofs, burgling garden sheds, blagging entry to old peoples house to rob them, doing dodgy tarmac jobs ("we've got some black stuff left over from a job up the road"), sometimes with mint imperials used as a substitute for white chippings, or, reportedly, using snow to lay slabs on when the sand ran out, stealing your bollocks if they weren't in a bag and anything else that's not nailed down and anything that is nailed down but will fit in the back of an untaxed Transit when nobody's looking.

Characterised by lurchers on a string, a unintelligible language that "isn't English, it isn't Irish, it's just Pikey" (source: Film: Snatch), a penchant for harecoursing, ketamine, lighter fuel, fighting in pubs and shopping at Lidl.

Best avoided.
by chimtec June 18, 2004
A Gypsy or Circus person. British version of trailer trash. Also a dialect used by pikeys which is a cross between English and Irish.
"I fuckin' hate pikeys"
by Dacarlo March 13, 2003
Originally a harmless slang name for a gypsy and/or traveller, being derived from the word 'turnpike.'

Now generally regarded as a term of abuse that encompasses any persons perceived as common, tasteless, flashy, in-bred, thieving and a whole host of other sins, the primary term is till applied to gypsies.

Once thought of as the type of person who sold you useless lucky heather whether you wanted it or not, the pikey is now the type of person who will uselessly tarmac your driveway whether you want it or not.

A popular hobby amongst pikeys is collecting; mainly dogs, horses, scrap metal and stolen goods.
Jesus, mate, who did your patio; a gang of pissed-up pikeys?
by Pike-less February 09, 2004
The Pikey: NOT A CHAV/TOWNIE - A totally different type of cretin.

A pikey is someone of dubious origin who would like to be known as a traditional happy-go-lucky romany type, but in reality is an illiterate thieving bastard who would stoop to previously unheard of depths in an attempt to 'earn' money. I use the term 'earn' loosely, as nearly all pikey commerce activities involve a modicum of illegal activity somewhere along the line.

Winter sees your typical pikey become an expert in UPVC fitting, summer they revert to the more traditional 'garden maintenance'

They are easily differentiated from your honest tradesman by the untaxed stolen (& nearly brand new) transit, emblazened with the words 'ask driver for details'.

Pikey youths normally hang out at the nearest Lidl during the day, & the pub unfortunate enough to be near their illegal campsite at night.

Arguments with these 'people' are futile, as they neither understand english or would care if they could. If you are lucky enough to put one of these creatures down be warned - their immediate family (normally numbering 100 plus) will hound you down.

Its best to avoid them like the plague, or do a Tony Martin & shotgun the buggers.
'What are you doing in my kitchen you pikey bastard?'

'Having it away with your goodies'

'Ah I see' KABOOM!!!!

Copyright Tony Martin 2003
by Matt the man September 20, 2005
Somebody who wears more rings than they have fingers.
Alternitavely, any person who decides to hang a gold clown from their neck.
by joe-cunt November 07, 2003
A pikey is a filthy person. Contrary to popular belief in Urban Dictionary a pikey is NOT a chav or towny but a irish gypsy, at least it is where i'm from (represent evesham). Often inbred peoples (?) who move uninvited into fields/parks and totally decimate the whole area around it, even when they're gone. Claim all sorts of benefits and live tax free because they are scum.Speak in an unintelligible and yet untranslated crossbreed of Irish and English and ever sentence from them consist of the words 'boi' and a death threat somewhere in there. Often/always called Smith and own white Ford Trabnsit pickups. Like the ones Tony Martin shot. Go tony.
PIKEY: Eeeey boi look ya got girls hair
HUMAN: what?!
PIKEy:Oi'll feckin ave ya boi oi'll stab ya boi, oi'll rob ya boi
HUMAN: if you say so mate
by chief anti-pikey of evesham January 11, 2005
Pikeys are the scum of society that are feared but mostly hated by every member of the community apart from themselves. You can spot a pikey from a mile away due to their ugly looks, constant stench of stale fags and Stella. Not to mention their shell suits with the most schnide Burberry you will ever see in your life. Everything they own is stolen, ranging from their fat, dirty cheap sovereigns to their trainers, which they most probably got by them and their “bruvs” robbing some poor little defenceless kid. You can tell where a pikey has been by the puddles of spit they leave and their poor attempts to graff accompanied by they ridiculously named gangs written on every available surface of the street. They all shag the same slag before she is 16 as any later than that age as socially unacceptable in a pikey society so you will find that Wayne is Shane’s brother and dad. Sexually transmitted diseases are rife so don’t even consider getting a blowjob off one... Little fucking shits!
I fucking hate pikeys
by SMgs February 13, 2004

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