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Variant of tyke.


a variant spelling of tyke


or tike


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.tike - a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinementtike - a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
2.tike - a young person of either sextike - 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"
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Because Tike Hikes and Tikes Taking Action programs are facilitated by park staff, when the program ends, these like-minded individuals are left in the parking lot with a desire--but (formerly) no viable mechanism--for ongoing communications with each other.
Tike narrates this as his "Fall," from the ragged, precarious grace of being able to call a parcel of land his by virtue of a lease agreement to having "lost all of my hold on my whole world" and to "let myself fall so low, so damned low, as to end up being just another cropper
Tike, founded in 1998 by four cousins in Adana, serves traditional charcoal grilled lamb and chicken kebabs, a range of Turkish appetisers and fresh salads.
This makes TIKE much more reliable as an objective measure of the seasonal activity of the Atlantic hurricanes than existing metrics.
Tike simply lost steam and missed important baskets.
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA (October 13, 2001) -- We, the Brower Youth Award recipients of 2001, would tike to issue a statement in regards to the tragedy of September 11 and the ensuing events.
Although I still don't look tike a model--and never intended to--I feel much better about myself without a shirt on.
2) This interpretation is challenged in the OED entry for tike, which links Langland's word with Welsh taeog ~bondman, churl', Cornish tioc ~farmer, ploughman'.
Before they make a grenade of our planet I hope you'll come tike a comet, oh mustang--fire-eyes, upreared belly-- bust the corral and stomp Us to death.
In the third quarter, quarterback Taylor Martinez handed off to Hoffman at the 31-yard line and the rest of the team cleared a lane for the tike.
United Naghi of Dante Caraan beat Tike Restaurant 70-56 in the second week of action in the JBL Inter My-Naghi basketball tournament at the Bin Mahfouz court here.
His book also has recipes that will stretch you as a cook, tike expertly seasoned steak and peaches with smoked salt.