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

  • n. Variant of dike1.
  • n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a lesbian.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of dike.
  • n. (slang) A toilet.
  • n. a ditch.
  • n. a valley.
  • n. 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A less proper spelling of dike.

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

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


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Variant of dike. (Wiktionary)



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