A person who scores the goal after all the hard work has been done by others.

It is not necessarily a bad thing to be a cherry picker, as often, the person who does do the hard work is unable to finish the job himself.
Person 1: Sigh, stupid number 11 is such a cherry picker.
Person 2: Yes, but you can expect, number 23 to get the ball past 3 defenders and the goalie...
by kaldoscope July 24, 2010
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People who shop at a place for the best deals. They do so without purchasing any regular items - considered undesirable, typically, by the store management.

Also used to describe certain hedge fund managers who allot their best investments to the hedge fund held by family and allot other investments to other hedge funds that they managed - possibly against rules (if registered).
β€œEach week when our new sales get published, the cherry pickers come and buy us out of the best items,” the store clerk said.
by lu_b June 24, 2011
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A n00b who waits till the VERY end of a kill run and steals the kill with only a few hits. The n00b THINKS they got all the glory of the kill, instead they just annoy the 10 other people who poured all their turns and military into that country in the first place!
Damnit Marlz, Franky cherry picked another ktr!! BOOT HIS ASS!!
by Nostej September 26, 2004
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In hockey a person who mainly goes for easy shots such as rebounds.
"Sidney Crosby is such a cherry picker he just sits beside the net!"
by Quick Releasse! April 25, 2010
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a cherry picker is someone who picks and chooses what suits them in blatant willful ignorance of other facts.

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Someone who takes the easier jobs available at work, leaving the more difficult ones for their co-worker(s).
Dan is such a cherrypicker. He unpacked all the easy pallets instead of taking from the end of the row during his shift. Now all the difficult ones have been left for me. Great.
by TheManWithoutAPlan January 05, 2012
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1. A hockey player who sits at center ice and doesn't contribute to their team's defense. They hope to pick up a long pass or a loose puck and get a breakaway. Disliked by most hockey players and fans.

2. A boxer who avoids other boxers who might possibly beat him, in order to make a large profit.
1. Martin Havlat is a terrible cherrypicker. He can't even score on his chances.

2. Mayweather Jr only fought fighters he knew he could beat.
by Frost700 November 20, 2009
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