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bike

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[ bahyk ]
/ baɪk /
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noun
Informal.
  1. a bicycle.
  2. a motorbike.
  3. a motorcycle.
Harness Racing. a sulky with tires like those of a bicycle.
verb (used without object), biked, bik·ing.
to ride a bike: I bike to work.
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Idioms about bike

    get off one's bike, Australian Informal. to lose control of oneself or become angry.

Origin of bike

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1880–85, Americanism; alteration of bicycle

Other definitions for bike (2 of 2)

bike2
[ bahyk ]
/ baɪk /

noun Scot. and North England.
a colony, nest, or swarm of wild bees, wasps, or hornets.
a teeming crowd; swarm of people.

Origin of bike

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1250–1300; Middle English, equivalent to *bi bee (<Old Norse bȳbee1) + *yeke,Old English gēoc help, safety
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British Dictionary definitions for bike (1 of 2)

bike1
/ (baɪk) /

noun, verb
informal short for bicycle, motorcycle
on your bike British slang away you go
get off one's bike Australian and NZ slang to lose one's self-control
noun
slang a promiscuous womanthe town bike

British Dictionary definitions for bike (2 of 2)

bike2

byke

Scot

noun
a wasps' or bees' nest
verb (intr)
to swarm

Word Origin for bike

C14: of uncertain origin
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