Complete Definition of "ilk"

was wotd|2006|June|8
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ɪlk/
audio|en-us-ilk.ogg|Audio (US)
:rhymes|ɪlk

Etymology
From ME. ilke < OE. Ä«lca. The sense of "type", "kind" is from the application of the phrase âof that ilkâ to families: the word thus came to mean âfamilyâ.

Alternative spellings
ilke

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. context|Scottish|and|Northern|_|UK The same.

Usage notes
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.

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. context|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.

#*1906 â w:Upton Sinclair|Upton Sinclair, s:The Jungle|The Jungle, Ch. 25
#*:"Hinkydink" or "Bathhouse John," or others of that ilk, were proprietors of the most notorious dives in Chicago...

Usage notes
Really an adjective followed by the implied noun type or kind (like American for American person), ilk has no plural.

Synonyms
likes

Derived terms
of that ilk


Scots

Pronunciation
IPA|/ɪlk/

Etymology
From the OE.|sco Ä«lca.

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. The same.

Usage notes
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.


Turkish

Adjective
ilk

  1. first

Synonyms
birinci

Adverb
ilk

  1. first

Category:Turkish adjectives
Category:Turkish adverbs

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