from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who offers others strong yet delusive enticements.
- n. One, such as a leader, who makes irresponsible promises.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. That which draws many in its wake.
After The Pied Piper of Hamelin, title and hero of a poem by Robert Browning.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the folk tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, who led away the townsfolk's children in revenge for being unpaid for ridding the town of rats. (Wiktionary)