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- noun A
cheat, especially one who evades payment
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"Hey, Tytho, Zatthum, Wanrim-come and save me from this murdering bilker!" cried the keeper of the tavern in terror.
Elric At The End of Time Moorcock, Michael, 1939- 1984
I found out the cabman who had taken Rameau away -- you can always get readier help from cabbies if you go as one of themselves, especially if you are after a bilker -- and from him got a sufficiently near East End direction to find Rameau after inquiries.
Martin Hewitt, Investigator Arthur Morrison 1904
In lieu thereof comes a doubtful greeting and a demand for a deposit of money, for fear lest he should be some vulgar bilker.
With Zola in England Vizetelly, Ernest A 1899
As she passed the desk she said to the clerk, "A dirty bilker! Tryin 'to kiss his way out!"
Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise David Graham Phillips 1889
Bogus faith healer and Talibangelist Benny Hinn's wife wants a divorce bilker of millionsprosperity gospel proponent, Benny Hinn.
Pam's House Blend - Front Page Pam Spaulding 2010
CNN's Alan Chernoff takes a quick look at the charges against admitted bilker Bernard Madoff.
There is a later reference to Presbyterian time. bouker, n. bilker, pitchman: A professional bouker, higgling lewd prints for a penny (300).
As she passed the desk she said to the clerk, "A dirty bilker!
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