sike

noun
\ ˈsīk How to pronounce sike (audio) \

Definition of sike

1 dialectal, chiefly British : a small stream especially : one that dries up in summer
2 dialectal, chiefly British : ditch

First Known Use of sike

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sike

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

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“Sike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sike. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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