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bull dyke

noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. 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

See dyke2.
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British Dictionary definitions for bull-dyke

bull dyke

  1. slang a lesbian who is markedly masculine
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Word Origin and History for bull-dyke


also bulldyke, 1926, from bull (n.1) + dyke.

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