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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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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
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Tike simply lost steam and missed important baskets.
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director of product development, Little Tikes, the international producer and merchandiser of children's toys.
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Known as the boy and girl band of Shakespeare on account of its youthful appeal, Base Tikes theatre company adapts the classic tales and makes them appeal to a young, modern audience.