from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Type or kind: can't trust people of that ilk.
- pro. Scots The same. Used following a name to indicate that the one named resides in an area bearing the same name: Duncan of that ilk.
- adj. Variant of ilka.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. The same.
- n. A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same; each; every.
- n. Kind; class; sort; type; ; -- sometimes used to indicate disapproval when applied to people.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same; very same: often used absolutely with that.
- Hence, blunderingly — Of that sort or kind: as, men of that ilk.
- Each; every.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a kind of person
Middle English ilke, same, from Old English ilca; see i- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English ilke, from Old English ilca, from Proto-Germanic *ilīkaz, a compound of *iz and *-līkaz from the noun *līkan (“body”). (Wiktionary)