Meaning of piper

pip•er

Pronunciation: (pī'pur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who plays on a pipe.
  2. a bagpiper.
  3. Someday he'll have to pay the piper for all that gambling.
    1. to pay the cost of something.
    2. to bear the unfavorable consequences of one's actions or pleasures:Someday he'll have to pay the piper for all that gambling.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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