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A word that has been reclaimed by some lesbians and queer woman as a term of empowerment.

It could be from the name Boudica (or Boadicea or Boudicca) who was a queen of the celts and was the leader of the only army to ever defeat the Romans in battle. Eventually the Romans did defeat her andher army. She was captured and died by suicide of swallowing poison.
I am dyke and proud of it.
by anonymous October 23, 2003
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1.
A word used to refer to Lesbians. Originally meant to be a slur, it has been "reclaimed" by many Lesbians who might use it to identify themselves of other Lesbians. It is considered rude to use the word "Dyke" unless you self-identify as one.

A type of water-stopping dam.
The dyke has a leak, the river will burst through!
by bisxual Yankee geek June 21, 2003
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2.
noun, Derogitory term used to refer to a lesbian; commonly towards a lesbian with more masculine physical characteristics/mannerisms; Offensive to many people.
That woman is a dyke.
by Matty N March 30, 2004
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3.
A word to descibe lesbians (women who prefer women). Frequently used by gay women but straight people tend to associate "dyke" with something bad/offencive.

* It does NOT mean we can't find men... nor does it mean that we're BUTCH/masculine.
"Omg, is she really a dyke?"

"How dare you think I'm straight! I'm a DYKE, you idiot!!"
by Anna July 16, 2004
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4.
Although originally a derogatory term for lesbians, it is now often used with pride by lesbians themselves, especially the younger and hipper lesbian crowd. Some lesbians (especially older or super-sensitive ones) still object to the term, but it is becoming increasingly common and mainsteam (at least within the gay community), with events such as "Dyke Nights" or "Dyke Marches" being held around the country. In fact some dykes resent being called a lesbian, as they feel it is much less cool than being called a dyke.

Note: Dyke with a "y" is a lesbian. Dike with an "i" is for damming water.
Example: Hey, Amanda, are you going to the Pride March this weekend?

Hell ya! And I am definitely not missing the Dyke March. Sarah and her girlfriend are riding in the Dykes on Bikes contigent.
by portland dyke April 27, 2006
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5.
a lesbian.
a term that lesbians use in gay circles.
It is a popular wordbreeder misconception that all dykes are butch.
by gum shield May 29, 2003
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6.
a woman how enjoys being with another woamn, a carpet muncher, a lesbian
Hey Jill did u know Sarah was a dyke? By the way i heard Miss Pebbles was a dyking also?
by Miss Pebbles July 25, 2003
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7.
n. 20th century. At first derogatory, it has become a word of pride used by lesbians. Possible origin from the last sylible in hermaphrodite or perhaps from its British meaning of "female genitals." A dyke is a ditch.
by super love May 29, 2003
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