tyke


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tyke

also tike  (tīk)
n.
1. A small child, especially a boy.
2. A mongrel or cur.
3. Chiefly British A man considered uncouth or mean; a boor.

[Middle English, mongrel, from Old Norse tīk, bitch.]

tyke

(taɪk) or

tike

n
1. (Animals) a dog, esp a mongrel
2. informal a small or cheeky child: used esp in affectionate reproof
3. dialect Brit a rough ill-mannered person
4. slang often offensive Also called: Yorkshire tyke Brit a person from Yorkshire
5. (Roman Catholic Church) slang offensive Austral a Roman Catholic
[C14: from Old Norse tīk bitch]

tyke

or tike

(taɪk)

n.
1. a child, esp. a small boy.
2. any small child.
3. a cur; mongrel.
4. Chiefly Scot. a low, contemptible fellow; boor.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old Norse tīk bitch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tyke - a native of Yorkshire
English person - a native or inhabitant of England
2.tyke - a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinementtyke - a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
3.tyke - a young person of either sextyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
child's body - the body of a human child
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
bairn - a child: son or daughter
buster - a robust child
changeling - a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
child prodigy, infant prodigy, wonder child - a prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age; "Mozart was a child prodigy"
foster child, foster-child, fosterling - a child who is raised by foster parents
scamp, imp, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag - one who is playfully mischievous
kiddy - a young child
orphan - a child who has lost both parents
peanut - a young child who is small for his age
picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
poster child - a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes; "she was the poster child for muscular dystrophy"
kindergartener, kindergartner, preschooler - a child who attends a preschool or kindergarten
silly - a word used for misbehaving children; "don't be a silly"
sprog - a child
bambino, toddler, yearling, tot - a young child
urchin - poor and often mischievous city child
street child, waif - a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned; "street children beg or steal in order to survive"
Translations

tyke

[taɪk] N
1. (= child) → chiquillo m; (= dog) → perro m de la calle
you little tyke!¡tunante!
2. (Brit) (pej) (also Yorkshire tyke) → hombre m de Yorkshire

tyke

n
(= dog)Köter m
(inf: = child) → Lausbub m
References in classic literature ?
Then Foxey came back to his own place, and caught the bull-dog by the ear, and tried to throw him away; and the bull-dog, a curiously impartial animal, went for everything he could reach, including the hall-porter, which gave that dear little terrier the opportunity to enjoy an uninterrupted fight of his own with an equally willing Yorkshire tyke.
And in the midst of the riot that sweet young lady returned, and snatched up that sweet little dog of hers (he had laid the tyke up for a month, and had on the expression, now, of a new-born lamb) into her arms, and kissed him, and asked him if he was killed, and what those great nasty brutes of dogs had been doing to him; and he nestled up against her, and gazed up into her face with a look that seemed to say: "Oh, I'm so glad you've come to take me away from this disgraceful scene
Bernard, a few retrievers and Newfoundlands, a boar-hound, a French poodle, with plenty of hair round its head, but mangy about the middle; a bull-dog, a few Lowther Arcade sort of animals, about the size of rats, and a couple of Yorkshire tykes.
Tyke, in fact-- and that no other spiritual aid should be called in.
Tyke, and even then I should require to know the cases in which he was applied.
I'll run down an' tyke a look over my kit, if you've no objections, sir, to wearin' my things.
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Tyke and Danny are best friends in the final year of primary school.
For ages, we had a dotted line and scissors painted on the wall in the [former] garage that we wanted to replace with windows," Tyke says.
After a short walk I sat on my fold-up chair to do a little reading, and Tyke sat beside me.
Thomas Supanchick had gotten up early that morning and noticed that Tyke's truck was gone and that Tyke himself was nowhere to be seen.
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