- The definition of a tyke is a small child.
A cute little four year old boy is an example of a tyke.
- Informal a small child
- a dog, esp. a mongrel
- Dialectal a boor
Origin: Middle English tike from Old Norse tik, a bitch from Indo-European base an unverified form digh-, goat from source Old English ticcen, a kid
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- A small child, especially a boy.
- A mongrel or cur.
- Chiefly British A man considered uncouth or mean; a boor.
Origin: Middle English, mongrel, from Old Norse tīk, bitch.