people who speak a completly different language to everyone esle in the town. they will also take anything that is not nailed down.
I fucking hate pikeys (from the hit film snatch)
Offensive term used to describe a member of the travelling community. Pikey's (or Knacker's as we call them in Ireland) are a race of their own, they are genetically different from the rest of us. The average pikey is illiterate, ignorant and uneducated, they also show a complete lack of desire to succeed in life.
Inbreeding is commonly accepted as the norm as they do want to mix with the settled people (also because a settled person would rather die than touch one of them) therefore each generation is more messed up than the one before, for example,
father and mother have one son and one daughter, 15 years later the son and daughter get it on and have one son and one daughter and 15 years later...... and so on.
Basically they are misfit scum that should be exterminated, Where's Hitler when you need him!?!?!?
PIKEY: Howaya, can i have a pint of guinness
BARMAN: Get the fuck out you dirty pikey.
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"
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".
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.
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.
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.
The term pikey has evolved into two fairly distinct definitions.
2)A usually derogatory slang term for British travellers or gypsies, a group which has changed over the years from the more ethnically definable Romany gypsies of Europe to a collection of roaming communities characterised by poor hygeine, illegal parking of trailers, extensive littering of camping sites, hare coursing, illegal horse grazing, appallingly tasteless gold jewellery and association with circuses and fairgrounds. Recently, suspiciously affluent Irish pikeys with large quantities of money of dubious legal origin have travelled to England to populate middle class housing estates, to the extent that some housing areas are almost exclusively gypsy/pike owned. Made common by its usage in Gangster film 'Snatch'
2)Yet another term for exponents of the 'chav' revolution in low class Britain. The appaling behaviour and unpunished criminality of these individuals has given rise to the verb 'to pike' meaning to steal.
"Bloody pikeys sit illegally on our village green for months on end while their lurchers shit everywhere and their sons rape our women."
"I piked some fags from the offie"