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Diesel Dyke Meaning

A diesel dyke is a lesbian who always looks like she’s working on her old jalopy. She likes to wear a bandana in her back pocket that’s for some reason always a little bit sweaty. They typically prefer to date femmes, but diesel-for-diesel is also common. Their uniform consists of a plaid shirt, work boots, and Carhartt pants that make their ass look real good. They’re always covered in some kind of motor oil, but in a sexy way, like Corky in Bound

A diesel dyke is a lesbian who loves femmes, fast cars, and wearing a sweaty bandana in their back pocket at all times. 

What is the history of “diesel dyke”?

The term “diesel dyke” originally came from the idea that you’d need a powerful diesel engine to move them since they tended to be bigger/thiccer butch women. But these origins have fatphobic and butchphobic energy, so we’d like to formally redefine “diesel dykes” as being extremely hot dykes who are really into cars and having sex with women in them. (Important: While anybody can be a diesel dyke, having T&A doesn’t hurt!)

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Modern day diesel dykes are into motorcycles and Vespas. While hisortically, they skew butch, soft butch (like Corky), or stud, they can also include more femme dykes, too. However, it’s hard to imagine a high femme diesel dyke, since the lifestyle might fuck up their manicure.

If you’re lucky enough to date a diesel dyke, you get a girlfriend and mechanic all in one! You’ll never need to pay for a tune-up again. 

This is part of our official queer glossary – check it out!