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Dyke
Glossary Of Terms


DEFINITION:

1. Originally used as disparaging term for a lesbian.
2. A disparaging term for a woman, most often for a feminist; most often used as a personal attack.

Within recent years some women who openly identifying as lesbians have begun using the word politically in order to remove the onus from it.

PRONUNCIATION:
dik (noun)
EXAMPLES:
Our favorite group in the local Pride Parade are the dykes on bikes - a group of women who ride motorcycles.
COMMON MISSPELLINGS:
dike, dyk
RELATED RESOURCES:
Misconceptions, Lies & Stereotypes
What they say about us when they don't know us.

More Stereotypes
Covering more terms used about and against lesbians.

Straight Dykes?
Women who identify as dykes and are married to men?

ELSEWHERE ON THE WEB:
Classic Dykes
The cybernet for lezbians in midlife and beyond.

It's A Dykes World
Multiple sites dedicated to celebrate lesbian visibility and diversity.



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