Did you not cheer when she socked him after he called her a “dyke”?
He will put his finger in the dyke, and the fragile mess of an auto industry will eke through the next few months.
"A 'll risk the time; it 'ill no tak mair than an 'oor," and he leaped the dyke.
“Well, they would be some good then,” said dyke, a little more amiably.
Consequently dyke was able to pounce upon the Kaffir, whom he seized by the waist-cloth.
Joe Emson shouted once more, but dyke would not turn his head.
I would have a lusthaus of mine own on the Middleburgh dyke, and a blumengarten like a burgomaster's.'
But before he had gone a dozen yards dyke had sprung up and overtaken him.
"Bully," declared dyke, with the good-natured man's readiness to talk of his private affairs to any one who would listen.
“Dissect him,” said dyke, who was on his knees with his sharp sheath-knife in his hand.
1931, American English, perhaps a shortening of morphadike, dialectal garbling of hermaphrodite; but bulldyker "engage in lesbian activities" is attested from 1921, and a source from 1896 lists dyke as slang for "the vulva."
[T]he word appears first in the long forms, bulldiker and bulldyking, both used in the 1920s by American blacks. No African antecedents have been found for the term, however, which leads to the possibility that this is basically just another backcountry, barnyard word, perhaps a combination of BULL and DICK. [Rawson]
Old English dic "trench, ditch; an earthwork with a trench; moat," from Proto-Germanic *dik- (cf. Old Norse diki "ditch, fishpond," Old Frisian dik "mound, dam," Middle Dutch dijc "mound, dam, pool," Dutch dijk "dam," German Deich "embankment"), from PIE root *dheigw- "to pierce, fasten" (cf. Sanskrit dehi- "wall," Old Persian dida "wall, stronghold, fortress," Persian diz).
At first "an excavation," later (late 15c.) applied to the resulting earth mound; a sense development paralleled by cognate forms in many other languages. This is the northern variant of the word that in the south of England yielded ditch (n.).
: That woman lives with her dyke daughter and her dyke daughter-in-law
A lesbian, esp one who takes an aggressive role; bulldyke
[1930s+; origin uncertain and much debated; perhaps fr a shortening of morphodyke, dialectal and substandard pronunciation of ''hermaphrodite,'' perhaps influenced by dick, ''penis''; a source of 1896 lists dyke, ''the vulva'']