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noun \ˈsīk\

Definition of sike

  1. 1 dial chiefly British :  a small stream; especially :  one that dries up in summer

  2. 2 dial chiefly British :  ditch

Origin and Etymology of sike

Middle English, from Old English sīc; akin to Old Norse sīk slow stream, Old English sicerian to trickle

First Known Use: before 12th century

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