What you say if you wanna get punched by a lesbian
Homoephobe: Hey dyke
Lezbo: *punches*
by anti-homophobe December 05, 2010
dyke (note on the origin of the word)
1931, Amer.Eng., probably shortening of morphadike, dialectal garbling of hermaphrodite, but bulldyker "engage in lesbian activities" is attested from 1921, and a source from 1896 lists dyke as slang for "the vulva."
(from Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper)
"Who's the dyke in the cowboy boots?" (Rude and derogatory.) (Source: Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition. © 2007. Published by McGraw Hill).
by Les Good August 29, 2012
a word used to describe a lesbian, a butch or femme lesbian, a woman who loves being with other women sexually, a carpet muncher,
Hey Jill did u know Sarah was a dyke? By the way Miss Pebbles is dyking also!
by Miss Pebbles July 27, 2003
1) A earthen slope or wall that is used to regulate water levels (levee/dike)

2) Originally used as a negative slur towards lesbians, this term has now grown to referring a specific type of lesbian. (another related word to this would be fellagirly, brought on by Elvira Kurt.) The "butch look, femme attitude" has recently taken definition to the term dyke by the LGBT community.

2b. While this is currently true, many other-generational LGBT members find dyke to be very derogatory and hurtful.

Additionally, if the word is used by an LGBT individual, it is taken as joke/description/word.
However, if a non-LGBT individual uses such a word towards a lesbian, it is thought to evoke similar reactions as would nigger to a black person (or so on and so forth)
1) Hurricane Katrina devastated the country when it broke through New Orleans' dyke.

2) One lesbian to another: "I don't really like the polar-extremed butch or femme lesbians; I more prefer the stereotypical dykes like Ellen DeGeneres, Katherine Moennig and Mandana Jones (Nikki Wade from Bad Girls)"

2b. A non-LGBT member insulting a lesbian: "Wow, you're such a dyke."
by LesbianBarbieTM December 03, 2009
A dyke is a lesbian who often has a masculine look about her, though she may not necesarily be butch. It was, and still is, used as a derogatory word, except within gay circles, where it has been reclaimed and is now used as a descriptive term.
n.: Yeah, I'm a dyke.
adj.: Wow, she's really dykey.
offensive: OMG! She's, like, such a fucking dyke! That's sooo totally disgusting. (Often spoken loudly to another blond, pig-tailed, overly hetero friend when a dyke strolls by.)
by Zag September 27, 2003
Kanye West: I hear they do anything for a Klondike. Well I'll do anything for a blonde dyke.
by A mothafuckkin starfish February 23, 2014
1. An embankment which is constructed to hold back a sea or a river to prevent flooding an area. It is also considered an alternate spelling to dike

2. A derogatory slur which to degrade lesbians, most likely for their masculine features. However some say the term has become a double-standard amongst lesbians in similar ways that the term nigger is used amongst black people. Just as dyke is to lesbians, the term faggot could be applied to queers as well.
1. The hurricane overwhelmed the dyke and the town suffered a massive flood in that area as a result.

2. "Pfft what's that dyke's problem? I bet she's penis-envy."
by Doodz September 20, 2009
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