Bilk (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bilked (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Bilking.] [Origin unknown. Cf. Balk.]

To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by nonfulfillment of engagement; to leave in the lurch; to give the slip to; as, to bilk a creditor.

Thackeray.

 

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Bilk, n.

1.

A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his score; a balk.

2.

A cheat; a trick; a hoax.

Hudibras.

3.

Nonsense; vain words.

B. Jonson.

4.

A person who tricks a creditor; an untrustworthy, tricky person.

Marryat.

 

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