American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To defraud, cheat, or swindle: made millions bilking wealthy clients on art sales.
- v. To evade payment of: bilk one's debts.
- v. To thwart or frustrate: "Fate . . . may be to a certain extent bilked” ( Thomas Carlyle).
- v. To elude.
- n. One who cheats.
- n. Obsolete A hoax or swindle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In cribbage, to balk or spoil any one's score in his crib.
- To frustrate or disappoint.
- To deceive or defraud; leave in the lurch; cheat: often with of: as, to bilk one of his due; to bilk a creditor; “don't you bilk me,”
- To evade or escape from; dodge; elude.
- n. In cribbage, the spoiling of one's score in the crib.
- n. Nothing; vain words.
- n. [To call a word “Arabic” or “Hebrew” was and still is a way of dignifying slang or jargon.]
- n. A trick; a fraud.
- n. A cheat; a swindler.
- Fallacious; unreliable.
- v. transitive To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud by not fulfilling an obligation; to leave in the lurch.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by nonfulfillment of engagement; to leave in the lurch; to give the slip to.
- n. A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his score; a balk.
- n. A cheat; a trick; a hoax.
- n. Nonsense; vain words.
- n. A person who tricks a creditor; an untrustworthy, tricky person.
- v. evade payment to
- v. escape, either physically or mentally
- v. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
- v. cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
- Perhaps alteration of balk. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Investment banks established known super risky credit instruments built to "bilk" both domestic and foreign investors and bond traders of their equity.”
“Obama seems to take that posture when he says companies who don't "bilk" people don't have to fear his reforms.”
“Feel free to search for his infamous "bilk" comment back when Dragon Arse came out to see the reactions the last time he said this.”
“_ "Then this is a clear case of 'bilk' on his part.”
“Ron L. Hubbard was nothing more than a con man and a scam artist as well as a second rate sci-fi writer, who managed to cash in on a viable scam to bilk honest hard working people out of their money.”
“Or maybe he should have withdrawn from cheney's energy commission talks where they set up the scan to bilk this country out of high high high gasoline prices.”
“November 29th, 2009 6: 40 pm ET just another far left loon trying to bilk more money out of the american public for their ill-gotten social programs. lets vote this idiot out of office and into the unemployment line!!”
“German tax authorities are now investigating almost 40 companies that traded certificates for allegedly taking advantage of loopholes in sales tax laws to bilk the taxman out of hundreds of millions of euros.”
“The document filed Monday called Rizzo a "godfather of sorts" who was able to bilk the city that employed him for years because he used nearly $2 million of public money to make loans to dozens of people, including Hernandez and Artiga, when they were going through hard economic times.”
““It will be with extreme reluctance, and only in the last resort, that I shall muster in militia,” he informed Call, further explaining that a desire to bilk the government “enters largely in to every panic.””
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