yike

/ (jaɪk) Australian informal, archaic /

noun

an argument, squabble, or fight

verb (intr)

to argue, squabble, or fight

Word Origin for yike

origin unknown
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Examples from the Web for yike

  • 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
  • "I should yike a little nushment, please," interrupted The Seraph in his turn.

    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