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ilk

pronoun \ ˈilk \

Definition of ilk

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

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Origin and Etymology of ilk

Middle English, from Old English ilca, from *i- that, the same (akin to Goth is he, Latin, he, that) + *lik- form (whence Old English līc body) — more at iterate, like

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ilk

noun

Definition of ilk

: sort, kind
  • politicians and their ilk

Examples of ilk in a Sentence

  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


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ilk

pronoun

Definition of ilk

chiefly Scotland
: each

Origin and Etymology of ilk

Middle English, adjective & pronoun, from Old English ylc, ǣlc — more at each

ILK Defined for English Language Learners

ilk

Definition of ilk for English Language Learners

  • : sort or kind



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