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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
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irish gypsies who will steal anything and are mostly violent
"i fockin' 'ate pikeys" -from snatch
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Pikeys in their truest form are a people that roam the land (Britain) in moderate to large numbers looking for appropriatley sized open spaces to park their trailers and set up a temporary home, usually on private property but occassionally on land leased/sold to them by land owners or allocated to them by councils (local government in Britain).
When the temporary encampment is set up, you will notice their presence immediately because of the eye sore that is fifty to several hundred mobile homes, trailers, vans and cars taking up space that was previously devoid of anything.
Once set up, pikeys are notoriously difficult to move on, often claiming persecution/discrimination/ownership of land when asked to move on, when in fact
it is their abuse of local resources and amenities (schools, shops, pubs) that leads to their being asked to leave.
Once moved, the land they previously inhabited for anything up to several years will be completely unusable by anyone until renovation is undertaken by local council or land developer, as pits dug in to the ground and used as latrines are common along with large piles of massively unhygeinic rubbish and/or several (possibly stolen) cars or vans now no longer needed in their endeavours to completely fuck up anything in sight will be left behind as testimony to their parasitic nature.

Pikeys are closely linked to, but not be confused with traveller and gypsy.
Pikeys have set up camp in the park! who's up for burning the c**ts out?
by redliner December 26, 2004
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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
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pikeys are irish gipsies that like to steal, fight and do other mainly illegal things... they speak a completly different language and always smell ! they ae bloody hard and should be steered clear of !
no i dont want my fuckin drive tarmaced thanks all the same !
by james February 14, 2004
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