From piekeren, from French pic (“sharp point or spike”) and/or pique. The verb may, in some senses, derive from cognate synonym pikken (“to pick, hack”).
pieker m (plural piekers, diminutive piekertje n)
- One which reaches a peak, culminates, climaxes, (has) reach(ed) the peak (level) etc.
- One which picks, hacks, hits and affects with a pointy instrument, especially a pickaxe
- One which sticks, pins with a sharp object which may penetrate, stings, hurts
- One which sticks out; burns and flickers high