What does the word ilk mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Each; every. ilka.

Usage examples for ilk

  1. He inquired if it was John Bull the political celebrity of that ilk, as it struck him, the two identical names, as a striking coincidence. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. Puir worms are we; the poo'pit rings Ilk Sawbath wi' the same, Gin airth's the place for sic- like things, I'm no sae far frae hame! – Songs of Angus and More Songs of Angus by Violet Jacob
  3. The Abbotts, like the Ballingers and Groomes and Gearys and many others of that ilk, had not come to California in the fifties and sixties as adventurers, but with all that was needed to give them immediate prestige in the new community; and, among those that still retained their estates in the San Mateo Valley, at least, there was as little prospect of their reversion to shirt sleeves as of their conversion to the red shirt of socialism. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton