pie-eater

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Noun[edit]

pie-eater ‎(plural pie-eaters)

  1. (pejorative) A person from Wigan in northern England or the surrounding area.
    • 2005, The Observer, "Get past the pies and there's a football team", 7 Aug 2005
      Wiganers do like pies, but the term Pie-eaters is actually an insult, dating back to a pit strike when Wigan miners were starved back to work before their St Helens counterparts, thereby eating humble pie.