Pronunciation: (pī'pur), [key]
1. a person who plays on a pipe.
2. a bagpiper.
3. pay the piper,
a. to pay the cost of something.
b. 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.