Definitions for Dyke

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dykedaɪk(n.; v.)dyked, dyk•ing.

  1. Ref: dike1. 1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dam, dike, dyke(verb)

    a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

  2. dike, dyke(verb)

    enclose with a dike

    "dike the land to protect it from water"


  1. dyke(Noun)

    A lesbian, particularly one who appears masculine or acts in a masculine manner. This word has been reclaimed, by some, as politically empowering. (See usage notes.)

  2. Origin: Variant of dike.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dyke(noun)

    see Dike. The spelling dyke is restricted by some to the geological meaning


  1. Dyke

    The term dyke or dike is a slang noun meaning lesbian; it is also a slang adjective describing things associated with lesbianism. It originated as a derogatory label for a masculine woman, and this usage is still predominant. However, there have been attempts by some lesbian groups to use it as a neutral synonym for lesbian.

Anagrams of Dyke

  1. E.D. Ky.


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