Bilk Bilk, n. 1. A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his score; a balk. [1913 Webster]

2. A cheat; a trick; a hoax. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

3. Nonsense; vain words. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

4. A person who tricks a creditor; an untrustworthy, tricky person. --Marryat. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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