tike

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tike a young person of either sex "she writes books for children","they're just kids","`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
    • n tike a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tike A countryman or clown; a boorish, clumsy, or eccentric person; -- also spelled tyke.
    • Tike A dog; a cur. "Bobtail tike or trundle-tail."
    • Tike a small child; -- variant of tyke.
    • n Tike (Zoöl) A tick. See 2d Tick.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tike An obsolete or dialectal form of tick.
    • n tike A cur-dog; hence, in contempt, a low, snarling fellow.
    • n tike A countryman or clown; a boor; a churl; a fellow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tike tīk (Shak.) a dog, a cur, a boor: an uncouth fellow: a Yorkshireman.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. tīk, a bitch; akin to Sw. tik,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. tík, a bitch.

Usage

In literature:

It says nae muckle for ony o' ye to be tearing like tikes at one anither here.
"The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner" by James Hogg
Diantha held her mother in her arms the night she came, and cried tike a baby.
"What Diantha Did" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
And her skirt and the queer little shawl which she wore around her thin shoulders were fluttering tike a flag in the wind.
"Original Short Stories, Volume 12 (of 13)" by Guy de Maupassant
And her skirt and the queer little shawl which she wore around her thin shoulders were fluttering tike a flag in the wind.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
Lut's tike to the mahntns.
"Man And Superman" by George Bernard Shaw
Why, Peace Greenfield, you hateful little tike!
"The Lilac Lady" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Then yer can tike these boots.
"The Relief of Mafeking" by Filson Young
Didn't want them little tikes to come to no harm, that's all.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
And whatever my babies may or may not be, they are at least healthy little tikes.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
A toolying tike comes limping hame.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Why, such a tarnal cross tike you never saw!
"The Contrast" by Royall Tyler
Arnty Lisbeth she's makin' inquiry concerning a young tike's owner.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
I's de little tike what help my daddy put on de soot.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
An' ye kin tike it as a few more is goin' t' 'op it, or ye wouldn't see so many of 'em aft 'ere for their bloomin' 'sundries'!
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
Was she already changed, that thoughts tike these could impress her so strongly?
"The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
Tike me fer a bloomin' conjurer?
"Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S." by Percy F. Westerman
You tike baby down and go and 'ave a look to-morrow, ma'am.
"Poppy" by Cynthia Stockley
Pretty little tikes, too.
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
If you tike a hinch why not tike a hell!
"The Mercy of the Lord" by Flora Annie Steel
Who is the old tike, mate?
"Frank Merriwell's Triumph" by Burt L. Standish
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In poetry:

Bain to Clapham town-end lived an owd Yorkshire tike,
Who i' dealing i' horseflesh had ne'er met his like;
'T were his pride that i' all the hard bargains he'd hit,
He'd bit a girt monny, but niver bin bit.
"The Yorkshire Horse Dealers" by Anonymous British

In news:

From left, Kristifer Klein, Leslie Brathwaite, Marc Fishman, Jones, Troy DeVolld, Steve Cainas, and Tike Santos.
Little Tikes 2-in-1 Garden Cart & Wheelbarrow.
From left, boys in front, Ryan Bassetti, Anthony Bassetti ( tilted ) and Andrew Bassetti have various reactions to sitting in a Little Tikes wagon in driveway during family visit.
Little Tikes 2-in-1 Garden Cart & Wheelbarrow .
Started by tiking, Jul 15 2012 10:30 AM.
This is a great price on the 30th anniversary of Cozy Coupe by Little Tikes.
The tike fight took place in March at the Hands of Our Future LLC Daycare at 868 S State St in Dover, according to Dover Police.
A Marshall University fraternity is taking collections in November for Toys for Tots, calling it Pikes for Tikes.
Spearheading this tale of woe is Tike and Ella May Hamlin, a hardworking farmer and his pregnant wife, both subsisting in a rickety shack on land prized by a sharecropper.
Bikes for Tikes a hit for third year.
Uncle Mike's Polka Variety Show Sunday, November 25, 2012 2:00 pm ALLSTATE TIKES IN PIKES SERIES Put the fun of polka together with great education.
For Sale Little Tikes playhouse – $30 641-777-5998.
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