dykey

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dykey (comparative dykier, superlative dykiest)

  1. (derogatory and offensive) Of a woman, whether actually lesbian or not, having stereotypically lesbian characteristics.
    • 1970 January, Morgan, Robin, “Goodbye to All That”, Rat:
      Let it all hang out. Let it seem bitchy, catty, dykey, Solanisesque, frustrated, crazy, nutty, frigid, ridiculous, bitter, embarrassing, man-hating, libelous, pure, unfair, envious, intuitive, low-down, stupid, petty, liberating.
    • 2006 August 8, Sharon Lamb; Brown, Lyn Mikel, Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes, New York: St. Martin's Press, ISBN 9780312352509, OL 9771055M, page 230:
      [] when Torrence is elected captain of the cheerleading team, another girl supports the subplot of girl cattiness by calling her a slut and calling the “real” gymnast who joins the team (emphasizing to the audience that cheering can't be “real” gymnastics), an uberdyke and a big dykey loser.

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