Bilk definition

bĭlk
(obsolete) A hoax or swindle.
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The definition of a bilk is a person who cheats or swindles, or an act of cheating or swindling.

An example of a bilk is a person who never pays in his share when going out to eat.

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Bilk is defined as to swindle or get out of paying.

An example of bilk is to slip away without paying the check.

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To thwart or frustrate.
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To elude.
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To defraud, cheat, or swindle.

Made millions bilking wealthy clients on art sales.

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To evade payment of.

Bilk one's debts.

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One who cheats.
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To balk or thwart.
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To cheat or swindle; defraud.
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To get away without paying (a debt, etc.)
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To manage to get away from; elude.

To bilk the police.

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A person who cheats; swindler.
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(cribbage) The spoiling of someone's score in the crib.
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To spoil the score of (someone) in cribbage.
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To do someone out of their due; to deceive or defraud, to cheat (someone).
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A bilking or being bilked; hoax.
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Origin of bilk

  • Perhaps alteration of balk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin uncertain; perhaps a variant form of balk.

    From Wiktionary