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Definition of "tyke" [tyke]

  • A small child, especially a boy. (noun)
  • A mongrel or cur. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A man considered uncouth or mean; a boor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tyke" in a sentence
  • "If your tyke is still too young for those, try these adorable hat & booties sets."
  • "Just found out that my favorite fantasy series when I was a tyke is coming to the big American screen, and Ian McShane plays Merriman Lyon!"
  • "This adorable little tyke is the newest addition to the scrubbles store."