Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Used as a disparaging term for a lesbian.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A less proper spelling of dike.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See dike. The spelling dyke is restricted by some to the geological meaning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of dike.
  • noun Australia (slang) A toilet.
  • noun UK a ditch.
  • noun Sussex a valley.
  • noun slang, pejorative A lesbian, particularly one who appears macho or acts in a macho manner. This word has been reclaimed, by some, as politically empowering. (See usage notes.)

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

  • noun (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
  • verb enclose with a dike
  • noun a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

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Variant of dike.

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