Definition of pie eater in English:

pie eater


  • 1A person who eats pies.

    ‘the crusts are so flaky and delicious, that pie eaters around the world will rejoice’
    • ‘The pie eater in the overalls, his fingers still smelling of pecans, picked up the bass player and nearly squeezed the breath out of him.’
    • ‘A man lunges at him with a plateful of shaving cream, and the pie eater is now facing criminal charges.’
    • ‘Can the pie eaters keep eating until the votes are counted in November?’
    • ‘He's a bagel eater, a shrimp scampi eater, a Boston cream pie eater, a Cheetos eater—he's an everything eater.’
    • ‘The champion pie eater sprinkles vinegar over his three-pie gut-buster with the assurance of a winner.’
    • ‘It's perplexed pie eaters for years: why does pastry go soggy in the microwave?’
    • ‘He's the world champion pie eater, sponsored by the pie factory.’
    • ‘Our love affair with the pie was one of the main reasons for bringing the fast-food concept—we're huge pie eaters over here.’
    • ‘The tabloid would publish challenges from checkers players and pie eaters.’
    • ‘She remembers his judging a recent pie contest, noting that he didn't seem much of a pie eater.’
    1. 1.1derogatory, informal An overweight person.
      ‘a pot-bellied pie eater’
      • ‘What a horrible little hypocritical man the fat pie eater is.’
      • ‘The hair makes him look fatter, and he already looks like a pie eater.’
      • ‘He had ballooned to more than 24 stones and was a self-confessed pie eater before he decided to take action.’
      • ‘That wee fat pie eater has been duped as well.’
      • ‘She sounds like a go-getter, but looks like a pie eater.’
    2. 1.2Australian informal A person of no importance.
      ‘I'm just a pie eater, mate’
      • ‘We figure every pie eater is a possible recruit in the battle.’
      • ‘As he walked from the green to the tee at one of the last holes, he ruefully remarked, "I'm just a big pie eater."’
      • ‘He moved off, his pockets bulging with undelivered leaflets and his heart full of hatred and fear of what the pie eaters might do at the elections on the forthcoming Saturday.’
      • ‘In the dim distant past, wasn't a pie eater an insult in Australian slang?’
      • ‘Someone totally undistinguished may be called a pie eater, meat pies being a favourite food of the commonalty.’
      • ‘It's another smokescreen to cover earlier learned assurances that the Australians were a bunch of pie eaters.’
      • ‘He now works for the bookies to get the mugs in—the pie eaters.’
      • ‘They will find an emotive and self-interested way to strike a chord with the pie eaters of Australia.’
      • ‘By the time I leave town, word will be out that there's a weird pie eater on the loose.’
      • ‘I will have to excuse myself—the little pie eater just showed up.’
    3. 1.3British derogatory, informal A person from Wigan in north-western England.
      ‘the fans needed no winding up when the pie eaters were coming to town’
      • ‘Wigan prides itself as being the home of the pie, with its inhabitants known as pie eaters.’
      • ‘What would the Wigan pie eater have done in such circumstances?’
      • ‘Just eight miles separate them from Wigan's pie eaters!’
      • ‘Where I'm from, we're known as pie eaters by the rest of the UK, so I've got a background in pies just culturally.’
      • ‘The reason you are called pie eaters goes back to the strike of 1926.’