dike vs dyke : Common Errors in English

About dike vs dyke

In the US the barrier preventing a flood is called a “dike.” “Dyke” is a term for a type of lesbian, generally considered insulting but adopted as a label for themselves by some lesbians.

dike Meaning(s)

  • (n) (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
  • (n) a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
  • (v) enclose with a dike

dyke Meaning(s)

  • (n) (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
  • (n) a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
  • (v) enclose with a dike

dike in News

  1. IVC product Justin Parr earns Illini's Dike Eddleman Award

    Chillicothe native Justin Parr on Tuesday was named the male recipient of the Dike Eddleman Award, which goes to the athletes of the year at the University of Illinois. Parr was a Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American and Big Ten Player of the Year after batting .398 with 92 hits, leading the conference and ranking among the national leaders in both categories. The center fielder did not ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Peoria Journal Star

  2. Airport Dike Trail to close next week

    As part of the Juneau International Airport Runway Safety Area Improvements, the Airport Dike Trail will close next week. Beginning June 18 at 7 a.m. through June 20 at 5:30 p.m.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Juneau Empire

  3. DIKE-NEWELL SCHOOL

    One hundred nineteen students will be receiving oneweek scholarships to attend a camp this summer, thanks to the generous support of the Bath Elementary PTA, the Davenport Foundation, and many area camps, as well as the efforts of the Dike-Newell guidance counselor, Gretchen Brinkler and Suzanne Paule at Fisher-Mitchell. read more
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Times Record

dyke in News

  1. Dublin hears vision for borough's future

    Dublin residents came out in full force at the Dublin Borough Council meeting Monday, June 10, eager to hear Carter van Dyke, president of Cater van Dyke and Associates, present his final report for Dublin’s Revitalization and Visioning Plan.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Perkasie News-Herald

  2. Dick Van Dyke discovers cause of mystery illness

    Dick Van Dyke has cracked the case!
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CBS 46 News Atlanta

  3. Dyke repeats in shot put

    Cody Leist PDT Sports Writer COLUMBUS — For the second-straight year, the Division II Boys Shot Put State Championship belongs to Waverly’s Dylan Dyke. Dyke reclaimed the title Friday at Ohi...
    on June 8, 2013 Source: Portsmouth Daily Times

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