ilk


1ilk

pronoun \ˈilk\

Definition of ILK

chiefly Scottish
:  same —used with that especially in the names of landed families

Origin of ILK

Middle English, from Old English ilca, from *i- that, the same (akin to Gothic is he, Latin, he, that) + *lik- form (whence Old English līc body) — more at iterate, like
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with ILK

2ilk

noun

: sort or kind

Full Definition of ILK

:  sort, kind <politicians and their ilk>

Examples of ILK

  1. The club attracts punk rockers and others of that ilk.
  2. <we're looking for chestnuts and other items of that ilk for our autumn decorations>

First Known Use of ILK

1790

3ilk

pronoun

Definition of ILK

chiefly Scottish
:  each

Origin of ILK

Middle English, adjective & pron., from Old English ylc, ǣlc — more at each
First Known Use: before 12th century

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