tyke

noun \ˈtīk\
variants: or less commonly

\ˈtīk\

Definition of tyke

  1. 1 :  dog; especially :  an inferior or mongrel dog

  2. 2a chiefly British :  a clumsy, churlish, or eccentric personb :  a small child

Examples of tyke in a sentence

  1. <adopted a lovable tyke from the local animal shelter>

Origin and Etymology of tyke

Middle English tyke, from Old Norse tīk bitch; akin to Middle Low German tīke bitch


First Known Use: 15th century


TYKE Defined for English Language Learners

tyke

noun \ˈtīk\

Definition of tyke for English Language Learners

  • : a small child

  • : a person from Yorkshire


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