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Tyke   /taɪk/   Listen

A native of Yorkshire.
A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement.  Synonyms: barbarian, boor, churl, Goth, peasant, tike.
A young person of either sex.  Synonyms: child, fry, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, youngster.  "They're just kids" , "'tiddler' is a British term for youngster"

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"Tyke" Quotes from Famous Books

... "Oh, the little tyke!" cried Mrs. Martin. "After he awakened from his nap and went out to play, I told him to keep away ...
— The Curlytops and Their Playmates - or Jolly Times Through the Holidays • Howard R. Garis

... livin' in sic a place; but if ye are puir, an' tryin' to live decent, ye jist have to pit up wi' what ye can pay for. Ay, I'll come fast enough, an' thank ye kindly. But ye micht get a mair genty body for yer gate. I'm a rough tyke, an' ...
— The Guinea Stamp - A Tale of Modern Glasgow • Annie S. Swan

... many surprises and changes in this land that my poor brain turns. I scarce knew Sir Kenneth of Scotland, till his good hound, that had been for a short while under my care, came and fawned on me; and even then I only knew the tyke by the depth of his chest, the roundness of his foot, and his manner of baying, for the poor gazehound was painted ...
— The Talisman • Sir Walter Scott

... all run, Grass-maddened, frantic, circling in the sun, Wagging and nosing—see! beneath yon tree One little mutt meets his affinity: And, near, another madly wags his tail Inquiringly; but his advances fail, And, 'yap-yap-yap!' replies the shrewish tyke, So off the other starts upon a hike, Rushing at random, crazed with sun and air, Circling and barking ...
— The Common Law • Robert W. Chambers

... find a little yard; An unlatched casement leads you to a hall, Thence to the crib where, odorous with nard, Slumbers the petted plaything; 'twere not hard Out of his cushioned ease (and gorged belike With sweetmeats) to appropriate the tyke." ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, March 11, 1914 • Various

... fine little tyke, I'se warrant, if one could but just catch glent on thee," said Robert, the youngest of the farmer's sons, early one evening, a little before Christmas, for familiarity had made them somewhat bold with their invisible guest. Now, though more pleasant stories were told on that night ...
— Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2) • John Roby

... lad!" croaked the publican. "Eh, mon, but if thou yark him, thou'll rise in one day from being just a common doctor to the best-known mon 'twixt here and Bradford. Thou art a witherin' tyke, thou art, and no mistake; and if thou beat the Master of Croxley, thou'll find all the beer thou want for the rest of thy life waiting for thee at the ...
— The Green Flag • Arthur Conan Doyle

... 'Down, Tyke,' he said sulkily to his dog, that was already growling and jumping at my trousers. 'What d' ye want, ...
— Border Ghost Stories • Howard Pease

... cross-grained tyke which snarls at its master's best friend through faithfulness to him. Ye never liked your mistress from the beginning, because ye thought she would not be loyal, but, man, ye know better now," said Dundee kindly, ...
— Graham of Claverhouse • Ian Maclaren

... I do mean it," said Mrs. Comstock. "I'll take him in a jiffy. I throw away enough to feed a little tyke like him every day. His chatter would be great company while you are gone. Blood soon can be purified with right food and baths, and as for Snap, I meant to buy a bulldog, but possibly Snap will serve just as well. All I ask of a dog is to bark at the right ...
— A Girl Of The Limberlost • Gene Stratton Porter

... wad get muckle sleep. He lay an' he tummled; the gude, caller bed that he got into brunt his very banes; whiles he slept, and whiles he waukened; whiles he heard the time o' nicht, and whiles a tyke yowlin' up the muir, as if somebody was deid; whiles he thocht he heard bogles claverin' in his lug, an' whiles he saw spunkies in the room. He behoved, he judged, to be sick; an' sick he was—little he ...
— Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) - Ghost Stories • Various

Words linked to "Tyke" :   juvenile person, tot, preschooler, yearling, small fry, infant prodigy, street child, foster child, child prodigy, toddler, sprog, kiddy, bambino, peanut, changeling, bairn, barbarian, piccaninny, scalawag, monkey, rapscallion, pickaninny, juvenile, peasant, unpleasant person, urchin, buster, kindergartener, shaver, foster-child, waif, picaninny, wonder child, child, fosterling, tiddler, silly, kindergartner, English person, scallywag, imp, rascal, child's body, tike, poster child, orphan, disagreeable person, scamp

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