Butch vs Dykey - What's the difference?

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Butch is a synonym of dykey.

Butch is a synonym of dykey.


As adjectives the difference between butch and dykey

is that butch is (slang) very masculine, with a masculine appearance or attitude while dykey is (derogatory|and|offensive) of a woman, whether actually lesbian or not, having stereotypically lesbian characteristics.

As a noun butch

is (informal) a lesbian who appears masculine or acts in a masculine manner.

butch

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Very masculine, with a masculine appearance or attitude.
  • Synonyms

    * macho, manly, mannish, unfeminine

    Noun

    (es)
  • (informal) A lesbian who appears masculine or acts in a masculine manner.
  • Synonyms

    * (masculine lesbian) bulldyke, dyke * See also

    Antonyms

    * femme

    dykey

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (derogatory, and, offensive) Of a woman, whether actually lesbian or not, having stereotypically lesbian characteristics.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year = 1970 , month = January , title = Goodbye to All That , first = Robin , last = Morgan , authorlink = Robin Morgan , newspaper = , url = http://blog.fair-use.org/2007/09/29/goodbye-to-all-that-by-robin-morgan-1970/ , passage = 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. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , date = 2006-08-08 , title = Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes , first = Sharon , last = Lamb , coauthors = Brown, Lyn Mikel , location = New York , publisher = St. Martin's Press , isbn = 9780312352509 , ol = 9771055M , page = 230 , pageurl = http://books.google.com/books?id=Bh_Ite2-SgQC&pg=PA230&dq=dykey , passage = 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 uber dyke and a big dykey loser. }}

    Synonyms

    * (non-offensive) butch, masculine