tyke

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noun \ˈtīk\
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Definition of tyke

  1. 1a :  a small childb chiefly British :  a clumsy, churlish, or eccentric person

  2. 2 :  dog; especially :  an inferior or mongrel dog

Examples of tyke in a Sentence

  1. adopted a lovable tyke from the local animal shelter

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Origin and Etymology of tyke

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


TYKE Defined for English Language Learners

tyke

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Definition of tyke for English Language Learners

  • : a small child

  • : a person from Yorkshire


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