Simple Definition of tyke
: a small child
: a person from Yorkshire
Full Definition of tyke
1 : dog; especially : an inferior or mongrel dog
2a chiefly British : a clumsy, churlish, or eccentric personb : a small child
Examples of tyke
<adopted a lovable tyke from the local animal shelter>
Variants of tyke
Origin of tyke
Middle English tyke, from Old Norse tīk bitch; akin to Middle Low German tīke bitch
First Known Use: 15th century
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