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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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 - (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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tyke

n
(= dog)Köter m
(inf: = child) → Lausbub m
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
The proposal follows a change in the shareholder structure with Yorkshire Tykes Ltd (YTL), the consortium of investors which had supported the club since 2014, no longer able to continue funding at previous levels.
THE SELFISH GIANT C4 12.05AM PREMIERE Yorkshire tykes Conner Chapman and Shaun Thomas scrounge for scrap metal in a bleak reworking of Oscar Wilde's tall tale.

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