Definitions for Dyke
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dykedaɪk(n.; v.)dyked, dyk•ing.
Ref: dike1. 1
dam, dike, dyke(verb)
a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
enclose with a dike
"dike the land to protect it from water"
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.)
Origin: Variant of dike.
see Dike. The spelling dyke is restricted by some to the geological meaning
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.
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