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an argument, squabble, or fight
verb (intransitive)
to argue, squabble, or fight
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  • "I should yike a little nushment, please," interrupted The Seraph in his turn.

    Explorers of the Dawn Mazo de la Roche
  • She was followed and gently reasoned with, but her only explanation was that she did n't "yike to eat wiv so many peoples."

    Polly Oliver's Problem

    Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
  • "I yike wiotous wude people," said The Seraph with his face in the tumbler; the milk trickled down his chin.

    Explorers of the Dawn Mazo de la Roche
  • The Seraph interrupted, "Don't you yike live birds, Mrs. Handsomebody?"

    Explorers of the Dawn Mazo de la Roche
Slang definitions & phrases for yike



An exclamation of alarm or surprise: ''There are people next door,'' she said. ''Yikes,'' Hawk said (first form 1940s+, variant 1971+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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