Definition of tyke noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tyke

     noun
    (also tike)noun
    BrE BrE//taɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//taɪk//
     
    (informal)
     
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  1. 1a small child, especially one who behaves badly
  2. 2(British English) a person from Yorkshire
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (originally referring to an unpleasant man or a dog): from Old Norse tík ‘bitch’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tyke