bull dyke

This page is about the slang term bull dyke

American and Australian English offensive!


a lesbian (see note below) who is very manly in appearance and behaviour

For example

  • My sister is a bull dyke and she's in a gang of women who ride big motorbikes and wear leather jackets.

  • We saw all sorts of interesting people in the Gay Mardi Gras parade, including drag queens, leather guys and bull dykes.

"Dyke" is a slang word that means lesbian, or a woman who is sexually attracted to other women. Some lesbians regard "dyke" and "bull dyke" as offensive terms, while others use them proudly to describe themselves or their friends.


This is typically used in American and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

Most women who are called bull dykes would prefer to wear

a. jeans and leather jackets

b. mini-skirts and strapless tops

c. evening gowns and lots of jewellery
a) jeans and leather jackets b) mini-skirts and strapless tops c) evening gowns and lots of jewellery

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Contributor: Matt Errey