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tykealso tike (tīk)
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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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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|Noun||1.||Tyke - a native of Yorkshire|
English person - a native or inhabitant of England
|2.||tyke - a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement|
|3.||tyke - 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
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"
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"
silly - a word used for misbehaving children; "don't be a silly"
sprog - a child
urchin - poor and often mischievous city child
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