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See also: pike, piké, and pikë


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Etymology 1[edit]

The surname is of multiple origins, including Middle English pike.

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  1. A surname from Middle English.
  2. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A census-designated place in Sierra County, California.
    2. An unincorporated community in Boone County, Indiana, first named Pikes Crossing, at the crossing of a turnpike.
    3. An unincorporated community in Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire.
    4. A town and hamlet and census-designated place therein, in Wyoming County, New York.
    5. An unincorporated community in Collin County, Texas.
    6. An unincorporated community in Ritchie County, West Virginia, named for a turnpike intersection.
    7. A number of townships in the United States, listed under Pike Township.
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Etymology 2[edit]


Pike (plural Pikes)

  1. (US, slang) A member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.




From Middle High German pieke, from Middle Dutch pike, from Old Dutch *pīk, from Proto-West Germanic *pīk. Already in Dutch the word was influenced by French pic (tip). Another influence is German Picke (pick, pickaxe), from picken. The precise relation between all of these words is uncertain.


  • IPA(key): /ˈpiːkə/
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Pike f (genitive Pike, plural Piken)

  1. (weaponry) pike
  2. (especially soccer) the tip of the foot or shoe
    Synonyms: Picke, Spitze


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