ilks


ilks

noun

  1. family, class, or kind: he and all his ilk.

adjective

  1. same.
Idioms

  1. 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.

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. of that ilk Scot of the place of the same name: used to indicate that the person named is proprietor or laird of the place namedMoncrieff of that ilk

determiner

  1. Scot each; every
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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