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.
The numerical value of Dyke in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Dyke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Planting will have to be within the dyke system to protect the crop.
I did n’t read for the part [ of Sally Rogers ], i did n’t have to audition. I did n’t have to do anything. It was my part from the very beginning … But I had no idea what ‘ Dick Van Dyke ’ was.
From the beginning, we have said this was a tragedy not a first-degree murder, we believed Jason Van Dyke was overcharged for political reasons. We are hoping the new prosecutor will recognize that it was overcharged as well.
It started out that she was supposed to be divorced, and the network said, ‘No, no, we can’t have a divorced woman because they’ll think she divorced [former co-star] Dick Van Dyke, because she had been the wife on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’.
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.
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