Southern English word, derived from the slang for gypsy, the term Pikey has now branched out from its humble shotgun-toting caravan-dwelling roots to encompass a whole (lower) class of people. A contemporary Pikey can be found living in council estates (see: Strongholds, The Portsmouth, Southampton, and Salford), wearing sports gear, and, if male, driving ex-written off Honda civics with more bodywork than Michael Jackson, or, if female, pushing a twin pushchair around containing two small blond(e) children, also decked out in designer sports gear, right down to the teeny weenie white trainers. Forming the staple of any mob/tabloid readership (see: Proles), the average Pikey is right-wing and xenophobic in his/her views, mainly founded in their amazing inability to get any form of real job whatsoever (see: Fodder, British National Party). Pikeys travel in large packs, usually with a number of Staffordshire Bull Terriers (see: Act, Trying to Avoid the Dangerous Dogs), terrorising unsuspecting citizens with their immensely witty pranks and sheer force of numbers, and should be avoided at all costs. While a true Pikey is a rare IRC animal, it not being possible to IRC from the newest Nokia Camera MP3 Player SMS Transceiver yet, some channel members may display worryingly Pikeyesque qualities, which leads to the mirth and dismay of all (see: Unemployed, The Eternally).
Originally written by Quasimodo.
Auto import 14:41, 19 October 2009 (UTC)