ilk n : a kind of person; "I don't like people of his ilk"
- Rhymes with: -ɪlk
EtymologyFrom ilke < īlca. The sense of "type", "kind" is from the application of the phrase ‘of that ilk’ to families: the word thus came to mean ‘family’.
- In the context of "Scottish|and|Northern|_|UK": The same.
Usage notesUsed following a person's name to show that he lives in a place of the same name, eg Johnstone of that ilk means Johnstone of Johnstone.
- In the context of "often|derogatory|or|humorous": The kind or class of people that resemble, behave in a manner similar to, or are of the same social status as a certain person.
Usage notesReally an adjective followed by the implied noun type or kind (like American for American person), ilk has no plural.
EtymologyFrom the īlca.
- The same.
- Used following a person's name to show that he lives in a place of the same name, eg Johnstone of that ilk means Johnstone of Johnstone.
Ilk is a village in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary.
ilk in Esperanto: Ilk
ilk in Hungarian: Ilk
ilk in Slovak: Ilk
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