One definition says that any woman who sleeps with other women at least some of the time, without necessarily excluding other sexes is a dyke, as opposed to a woman who sleeps with other women exclusively, a lesbian.

The definition of either word is not supposed to be restricted by what type of woman you sleep with ie. womyn-born-womyn (bio-female) or MTF transsexual or bisexual ('traitor') or political dyke (ultra-feminist) or natural lesbian or LUG or straight woman or butch or femme, etc., but in 'the real world' such distinctions are often messily made.

Dyke (?), n.

See Dike. The spelling dyke is restricted by some to the geological meaning.


© Webster 1913.

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