noun, Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a lesbian.
an embankment constructed to prevent flooding, keep out the sea, etc
a ditch or watercourse
a bank made of earth excavated for and placed alongside a ditch
(Scot) a wall, esp a dry-stone wall
a barrier or obstruction
a vertical or near-vertical wall-like body of igneous rock intruded into cracks in older rock
(Austral & NZ, informal)
(civil engineering) an embankment or wall built to confine a river to a particular course
(transitive) to protect, enclose, or drain (land) with a dyke
(slang) a lesbian
Greg(ory). born 1947, British television executive; director-general of the BBC (2000–04)
1931, American English, perhaps a 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.”
[T]he word appears first in the long forms, bulldiker and bulldyking, both used in the 1920s by American blacks. No African antecedents have been found for the term, however, which leads to the possibility that this is basically just another backcountry, barnyard word, perhaps a combination of BULL and DICK. [Rawson]
: That woman lives with her dyke daughter and her dyke daughter-in-law
A lesbian, esp one who takes an aggressive role; bulldyke
[1930s+; origin uncertain and much debated; perhaps fr a shortening of morphodyke, dialectal and substandard pronunciation of ”hermaphrodite,” perhaps influenced by dick, ”penis”; a source of 1896 lists dyke, ”the vulva”]
/ˈdaɪkɒn/ noun 1. (slang) a celebrity much admired by lesbians
A dynamic linking package for Perl by Roberto Salama firstname.lastname@example.org. Dynamically loaded functions are accessed as if they were user-defined functions. This code is based on Oliver Sharp’s May 1993 article in Dr. Dobbs Journal (“Dynamic Linking under Berkeley Unix”). Posted to news:comp.lang.perl on 1993-08-11. (1993-08-11)
[dahy-mak-see-uh n] /daɪˈmæk si ən/ adjective 1. noting or pertaining to R. Buckminster Fuller’s concept of the use of technology and resources to maximum advantage, with minimal expenditure of energy and material.
Physics. 1. dyne; dynes. 1. . dyne