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Definition of "dyke" []

  • Variant of dike1. (noun)
  • Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a lesbian. (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 "dyke" in a sentence
  • "Please note: I used the term dyke with the most loving intentions."
  • "Activists who are engaged in the process of defining disability may choose to use "crip" in the same way the word "dyke" is now a chosen identity for many people but was, for generations, a deep insult."
  • "One of my best friends has been called a dyke and shoved into lockers -- even though she dates a boy and looked stunning in her prom dress."