ilk [ilk ilks] BrE [ɪlk] NAmE [ɪlk] noun usually singular (sometimes disapproving)
• the world of media people and their ilk
• I can't stand him, or any others of that ilk.
Old English ilca ‘same’, of Germanic origin; related to alike.
a kind of person
- We'll not see his like again
- I can't tolerate people of his ilk
Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
|a.||1.||Same; each; every.|
|n.||1.||Kind; class; sort; type; as, him and his ilk; - sometimes used to indicate disapproval when applied to people.|
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