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Variant of tyke.
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a variant spelling of tyke
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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]
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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 - (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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References in classic literature ?
"This'll tike us rahnd Edgware?" asked the driver, wild- eyed, white-faced; and when my brother told him it would if he turned to the left, he whipped up at once without the formality of thanks.
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!" The dream that keeps Tike and Ella May from utter despair is to buy a piece of land where they could build an adobe house, a house of earth that would stand against termites and the wind, a solid foothold from which they could dig their way out of poverty.
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.
The new metric, called Track Integrated Kinetic Energy (TIKE), builds on the concept of Integrated Kinetic Energy (IKE) developed in 2007 to more accurately measure the destructive potential of a storm.
It tells of a simple farming couple, Tike and Ella May Hamlin, who strive to build a home on land they don't own.
Thursday, Fuddruckers of Elmer delos Santos beat Tike Restaurant 93-60.
We had the best luck with small houseplants that tike moisture: deer fern (left) and China doll (middle).
Most creativity experts claim that if you break down these lifelong artificial barriers to creativity, ideas will gush forth from you tike a broken dam.
Even normally hard-to-find opportunities for animals tike wild sheep, grizzly bear, and Alaska moose are not so hard to find anymore.
Instead, they're snapping together armored walls that connect tike Legos.
I don't know about you, but I can't wait for the day when magazines tike this one can stop doing special "green" issues.