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ilk

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pronoun \ˈilk\

Definition of ilk

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  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


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ilk

noun

Simple Definition of ilk

  • : sort or kind

Full Definition of ilk

  1. :  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>



1790

First Known Use of ilk

1790


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ilk

pronoun

Definition of ilk

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  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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