also psyche! sike!
[abbr. psych (out) under psych v.]
(US campus/teen) fooled you! just kidding!
1985 Eble Campus Sl. Oct.
1989 J. Doyle College Sl. Dict. 🌐 psych! [CMU] just kidding.
1990 King Bee ‘Back by Dope Demand’ 🎵 If you don’t agree, psych!
1998 Source Nov. 87: Big busines went scrambling for the next ‘hot’ little search engine company . . . Sike.
2001 ‘Randy Everhard’ Tattoo of a Naked Lady 238: He pointed the Glock at her head [...] ‘Sike!’ he yelled and started to laugh.‘I’m just messin’ with you-all.’.
2002 (con. 1980s) i80s.com 🌐 psych A term meaning ‘gotcha’! Psych was usually used after telling someone something not true.
2005 onion 13 Apr. 🌐 In fact, I’m feeling like I might just call my boss and tell him off right now. Can I borrow your phone? No problem. I have my cell. Psyche! See, you’ve gotta be on your toes around me. How can I take you seriously if you frighten that easily?
2011 G. Hayward Corruption Officer [ebk] n.p.: Syke! Toto, you’re not in fucking Kansas anymore...2018
Unknown T ‘Mad about Bars’ 🎵 If a boys got grub, then I will try out, sike.