il·​ka ˈil-kə How to pronounce ilka (audio)
chiefly Scotland
: each, every

Word History


Middle English, from ilk + a (indefinite article)

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ilka was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near ilka

Cite this Entry

“Ilka.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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