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ilk1

[ilk] /ɪlk/
noun
1.
family, class, or kind:
he and all his ilk.
adjective
2.
same.
Idioms
3.
of that ilk,
  1. (in Scotland) of the same family name or place:
    Ross of that ilk, i.e., Ross of Ross.
  2. of the same class or kind.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English ilke, Old English ilca (pronoun) the same, equivalent to demonstrative i (cognate with Gothic is he, Latin is that) + a reduced form of līc like1; cf. which, such

ilk2

[ilk] /ɪlk/
pronoun
1.
each.
adjective
2.
each; every.
Origin
before 900; Middle English ilk, north variant of ilch, Old English ylc (pronoun) each
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Examples for ilk
  • Hence the protests of yourself and others of your ilk on this thread.
  • In theater, their ilk has long been presented as the opposite of suburban conformity.
  • Extremists of any ilk are not interested in another opinion.
  • Viewers who worry that she and her ilk are pumping up hardship cases to gin up entertainment are adrift in wishful thinking.
  • Taking it all in all, this picture is better than the majority of its ilk.
  • Theories of this ilk are usually created to predict a phenomenon.
British Dictionary definitions for ilk

ilk1

/ɪlk/
noun
1.
a type; class; sort (esp in the phrase of that, his, her, etc, ilk) people of that ilk should not be allowed here
2.
(Scot) of that ilk, of the place of the same name: used to indicate that the person named is proprietor or laird of the place named Moncrieff of that ilk
Usage note
Although the use of ilk in the sense of sense 1 is sometimes condemned as being the result of a misunderstanding of the original Scottish expression of that ilk, it is nevertheless well established and generally acceptable
Word Origin
Old English ilca the same family, same kind; related to Gothic is he, Latin is, Old English gelīc like

ilk2

/ɪlk/
determiner
1.
(Scot) each; every
Word Origin
Old English ǣlc each (+ a1)
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Word Origin and History for ilk
adj.

Old English ilca "same" (n. and adj.), from Proto-Germanic *ij-lik, in which the first element is from the PIE demonstrative particle *i- (see yon) and the second is that in Old English -lic "form" (see like). Of similar formation are which and such. Phrase of that ilk implies coincidence of name and estate, as in Lundie of Lundie; applied usually to families, so by c.1790 it began to be used with meaning "family," then broadening to "type, sort."

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