"tikes" in the noun sense
1. peasant, barbarian, boor, churl, Goth, tyke, tike
a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
2. child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling
a young person of either sex
"she writes books for children"
"they're just kids"
"`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
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