A pejorative term for a breed of persona non grata gypsy; politically correct term - 'Irish Traveller'.

These people are society's dregs, hated by decent folk either side of the Irish Sea. The Irish hate them so much they've legislated them out of the country; the British (the righteous, hand-wringing element) have welcomed and rewarded them. Convoys of Pikeys often squat illegally on private or public land. When they eventually decide to leave, they leave a myriad of human and domestic waste left for nature (us) to reclaim.

Commonly found in a Mitsubishi or Ford Transit, towing a caravan or living in council houses to sponge legitimately. The Pikey is characterised by the accents that they speak with; think of an Irishman speaking very fast with no teeth and you're pretty much there.

Their youth are foul mouthed and feral, their women are tastelessly overdressed human carrier bags for Pikey sperm and the Pikey male is living proof that the evolutionary map missed a stage from ape to man. Occupations include, theft, scrap metal dealing (see: theft), fighting (see: drinking), drinking (see: fighting) and tax dodging.

The above definition has been comprised through research, observations and personal encounters with these vermin. I no doubt suspect that this will be voted down by the bleeding heart, Hollyoaks demographic that have watched both seasons of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and feel themselves adept at all things Pikey. Either that, or you're a Pikey yourself.
Pikey bastards.
by England_Rebels March 27, 2011
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
Thieving b*stards who when they are not thieving, spend their time indulging in one or more of the following: (1) shopping in Argos for giant-sized earrings/sovereign rings/gold chains that are too big for Mr T; (2) hanging around the post office on giro day; (3) burning out cars; (4)using the word 'innit' a lot and generally talking in a bumpkin slang; (5) smoking fags; (6) watching Trisha; (7) drinking alcopops and (8) offending everyone with their fake designer threads from the market. Regarding point (8)- if a pikey's clothes really ARE designer, you can be sure they are stolen goods. The most easy way of identifying a pikey is by their name - for example, if you encounter someone called Dean/Jordan/Chardonnay/Maddison/Tyler/Elvis/Tiffany/Jade/Tyson/Kylie etc you can guarantee they descend from pikey stock. They also think McDonalds is a high-class culinary experience. Losers.
"Oi, Chardonnay, I'm just going dahn to Maccy D's for me breakfast. D'you fancy a cheeseburger or sommat innit".
by Lozza February 24, 2004

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