Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bicycle.
  • n. A motorcycle.
  • n. A motorbike.
  • intransitive v. To ride a bike.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A short form of bicycle.
  • n. A short form of motorcycle.
  • n. A promiscuous woman; from “the town bike (everybody rides her)”.
  • v. To ride a bike.
  • v. To travel by bike.
  • n. A nest of wasps or hornets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A nest of wild bees, wasps, or ants; a swarm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A nest of wild bees, hornets, or wasps.
  • A corruption of bicycle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. ride a bicycle
  • n. a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
  • n. a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

Etymologies

Shortening and alteration of bicycle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From bicycle, by shortening, and possibly alteration. (Wiktionary)
Origin unknown. (Wiktionary)

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