Derogatory name for travelling folk such as Romany Gypsies, often used as an abusive term that is now frequently (and mistakenly) used to describe council estate scumbags who dress badly in cheap clothes and can be seen hanging around all over this country. They are people who have, for the last 800 to 1000 years, been forcibly chased out of every country in Europe, had their children taken away, been sterilised (that was a state sponsored initiative by the Swedish government up until 1974) and lets not forget the 3.5 million that were exterminated by Nazi Germany in the Holocaust among many other pleasant things Europe has done. Originally they were received in Europe with welcoming arms, the were hard working and had exotic items to trade but then landlords wanted them removed as they undermined their authority, this is when the first anti-gypsy laws came in and ever since then its has the states position to vilify and persecute them. Still today they are one of the most underrepresented and racially abused ethnic groups.
Now the descendants are highly suspicious of settled people are treat them like shit, I suffered from this working in a pub they didn’t like to leave and if you forced the issue they would smash the place up. But then as I am of Pikey origins on my fathers side i could undestand their resentment, my fathers family were forced to settle. I never knew any different from you and i have worked hard until i went to uni (which I am paying for). Some of them really are a bunch of dicks who do nothing more than make trouble, but not all. Its like saying all muslims are terrorist, all black men thieves and all white blokes are paedophiles.
Did you see them dirty Pikeys down by the road?
by Dam.B March 15, 2006
Grubby, tourettes-suffering kleptomaniacs. Often found stealing cider and processed foodstuffs from Aldi, skinning up on their childrens backs, selling carrots in bags pertaining to be goldfish at fairgrounds and partaking in the sport of gentleman that is stockcar racing.
Pikey: "Tarmac yer drive, bruv?"
Me: "You stole my drive last week. And my Nan. Fuck off"
by Jess Rabbit February 24, 2004
Those who earn in excess of 50k a year, yet live in caravans and don't pay any taxes.
Tries to claim a real job and pay taxes. Tells lies. A lot. Threatens violence but prefers to eat.
by anon May 07, 2004
Synonyms: "council", "common", "underclass" etc. Can be used as a noun or an adjective. Originally meant the lowest form of gypsy, i.e. not the genuine and generally peaceable Romany people, but the scum who nick caravans, tarmac drives and crap in your front garden. Now extended to mean anyone who claims benefits, lives in social housing or wears a baseball cap and white trainers with jeans to the pub.
"He lives on the pikey estate", "You drive a pikey Vauxhall Nova?", "What a bunch of pikeys".
by Zog The Undeniable January 23, 2004
The average person in Ireland refers to them as knackers these days. They were previously known as tinkers.
They are inbred due to a mistrust of settled people.
They are always looking for a way to make easy money, the same as every other common thug.
In years past that would have meant stealing lead or tarp.
These days it usually means robbing the elderly or selling poor quality drugs.
The Pikeys stole Tommy's mothers TV when he brought her to mass.
by Another victim April 14, 2008
Synonym for scum. Unintellegent, in-bred, thieving lowlife often found near affluent areas.
It is rumoured that John Prescott was a pikey before becoming a "bar steward" and then deputy leader of the Labour Party in the UK.
by WestHam4ever May 27, 2005
A pikey is an southen English word, for a gypsy, or gipo it is the word given to a traveller that lives in a caravan, and is poor and they go out and nick things, because they are fucking dickheads that are all imbreds thats why they are so ugly! they make everyones life a shithole, and it makes me want to grab a M16 and shoot the fuck out of their jipo lives!

They use words like:

"Chavy"
"muved-eye"
"chicken Eyebrow"

you'll know when you see one.
Wife: "oh no the pikeys have moved into the feild"

Husband: "oh for fuck sake they are gonna nick my lornmower!"

Wife: "i'll grab my gun and shoot the fuck out them."

Son "fucking dicks!"
by Peter....234 October 11, 2006
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