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Definition of "ilk" []

  • Type or kind: can't trust people of that ilk. (noun)
  • Scots The same. Used following a name to indicate that the one named resides in an area bearing the same name: Duncan of that ilk. (pronoun)
  • Variant of ilka. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ilk" in a sentence
  • "A lead lobotomy for KSM and his ilk is almost too good for them."
  • "However, what drives me crazy about Bella and her ilk is the I-cannot-possibly-live-without-this-person kind of "love" that is put out there."
  • "The thought of a witch-hunt, involving the loss of inspector gadget, and other officers, both serving and retired of his ilk is anethema to those who look for the overall picture."