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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.
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    • :"Hinkydink" or "Bathhouse John," or others of that , were proprietors of the most notorious dives in Chicago...
adjective 
  1. (context, Scottish, and, Northern, _, UK) The same.
Etymology: From ilke < Älca. The sense of "type", "kind" is from the application of the phrase "of that ilk" to families: the word thus came to mean "family".


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