noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a lesbian who is notably masculine or assertive in manner or appearance.
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Origin of bull dyke
First recorded in 1925–30
usage note for bull dyke
Words nearby bull dyke
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British Dictionary definitions for bull-dyke
slang a lesbian who is markedly masculine
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