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dykey

1. A derogatory and highly offensive term used to describe a woman who is masculine in appearance, behavior, or sensibility. Typically used of lesbians who exhibit such traits.
2. A reclaimed term used by lesbians to describe themselves or other women who are masculine in appearance, behavior, or sensibility. A: "Is this haircut too dykey?" B: "I don't know about that, but it does seem to clash with your usually femme aesthetic."
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dikey

and dykey
mod. in the manner of a lesbian; pertaining to lesbians. (Usually objectionable.) She walks kinda dikey, doesn’t she?

dykey

verb
See dikey
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