What is the X in X-mas?
1809, hyke "to walk vigorously," an English dialectal word of unknown origin. A yike from 1736 answers to the sense.
HIKE, v. to go away. It is generally used in a contemptuous sense. Ex. "Come, hike," i.e. take yourself off; begone. [Rev. Robert Forby, "The Vocabulary of East Anglia," London, 1830]Sense of "pull up" (as pants) first recorded 1873 in American English, and may be a variant of hitch; extended sense of "raise" (as wages) is 1867. Related: Hiked; hiking. The noun is from 1865.
(Variations: frig may replace fuck; at a rubber duck or at a rolling doughnut may be added) May you be accursed, confounded, humiliated, rejected, etc; GO FUCK oneself, go to hell: about four guys who could really tell me to go take a flying frig and make it stick/ And if I was to tell you to go take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut, what would be your reaction, Sid?
[flying fuck is explained in a source of about 1800 as ''copulation done on horseback,'' found in a broadside ballad New Feats of Horsemanship]
: The government got a big tax hikeverb
[fr mid-1800s term hike up, ''go or raise up,'' related to hoick of the same meaning, both probably fr the asi dialectal sense ''go, go about'']