Definitions for Dyke

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Van Dyke lawyer:

    Van Dyke is very scared about the consequences that Van Dyke's facing. Van Dyke's concerned for Van Dyke wife and Van Dyke children. But Van Dyke's handling it like a professional, when you see the video alone it does not seem like a justifiable shooting.

  2. Van Dyke partner:

    When McDonald got to within 12 to 15 feet of the officers, Van Dyke swung the knife toward the officers in an aggressive manner, van Dyke opened fire with Van Dyke handgun and McDonald fell to the ground. Van Dyke continued firing Van Dyke weapon at McDonald as McDonald continued moving on the ground, attempting to get up while still armed with the knife.


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