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tyke

Noun

1 a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement [syn: peasant, barbarian, boor, churl, Goth, tike]
2 a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters" [syn: child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, fry, nestling]

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English

Etymology

From Old Norse tík ‘bitch’ ( > Norwegian tik).

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A mongrel dog.
  2. A native of Yorkshire.
  3. A child, especially a boy.

Synonyms

(native of Yorkshire) (little child)

Translations

a mongrel dog
a native of Yorkshire
a child, especially a boy

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