Definitions

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  • n. A cheat, especially one who evades payment

Etymologies

bilk +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • CNN's Alan Chernoff takes a quick look at the charges against admitted bilker Bernard Madoff.

    News4Jax.com - Local News

  • There is a later reference to Presbyterian time. bouker, n. bilker, pitchman: A professional bouker, higgling lewd prints for a penny (300).

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 4

  • As she passed the desk she said to the clerk, "A dirty bilker!

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, Volume II

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