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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: ilk 'same' (12-19 centuries), from Old English ilca

ilk

noun
     
ilk [singular]
a particular type [= kind]
of that/his/their etc ilk
Irving Berlin and composers of his ilk
somebody and that/his/their etc ilk
Mrs Taylor and her ilk talk absolute rubbish.

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