noun Scot. and North England.
Origin of sike
Examples from the Web for sike
As to the name Well-syke, “sike” is an old term for a “beck,” or small running stream.A History of Horncastle|James Conway Walter
Tarn (a mountain pool), grain and sike (mountain streams) are also Scandinavian terms.
If them as is left, should know waat's coom tiv'un, there'll be sike a revolution and rebel!The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby|Charles Dickens
Page 50, changed "even raughed" to "even laughed" and "Sike's case" to "Sikes case."Step Lively!|George Niblo
A very brief exercise of Mr. Sike's art, sufficed to overcome the fastening of the lattice; and it soon stood wide open also.Oliver Twist, Illustrated|Charles Dickens
Word Origin and History for sike
also syke, "small stream," a Scottish and Northern word, from Old English sic or cognate Old Norse sik "a ditch, trench."