Definition of tyke
1a : a small childb chiefly British : a clumsy, churlish, or eccentric person
2 : dog; especially : an inferior or mongrel dog
Examples of tyke in a Sentence
adopted a lovable tyke from the local animal shelter
Recent Examples of tyke from the Web
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Origin and Etymology of tyke
Middle English tyke, from Old Norse tīk bitch; akin to Middle Low German tīke bitch
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of tyke for English Language Learners
: a small child
: a person from Yorkshire
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