Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Where does the word/slang "DYKE" come from?
The slang Dyke is usually referred to "Lesbian".. But where did it come from? Records state that the first time this word was used was in 1942 in Berrey and Van den Bark's American Thesaurus of Slang.
But, the term bulldyker had already been used in a novel in the 1920's called Harlem Renaissance.
A man who was normally successful with women were named "bulldykers", bull with the significance of masculine, or agressive.
Only in this century was this term accepted.