What does bilk mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bilk.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bilk(verb)

    cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money

  2. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk(verb)

    hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

  3. bilk(verb)

    evade payment to

    "He bilked his creditors"

  4. elude, evade, bilk(verb)

    escape, either physically or mentally

    "The thief eluded the police"; "This difficult idea seems to evade her"; "The event evades explanation"


  1. bilk(Verb)

    To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud by not fulfilling an obligation; to leave in the lurch.

    Johnny plans to bilk his creditor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bilk(verb)

    to frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by nonfulfillment of engagement; to leave in the lurch; to give the slip to; as, to bilk a creditor

  2. Bilk(noun)

    a thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his score; a balk

  3. Bilk(noun)

    a cheat; a trick; a hoax

  4. Bilk(noun)

    nonsense; vain words

  5. Bilk(noun)

    a person who tricks a creditor; an untrustworthy, tricky person

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bilk

    bilk, v.t. to elude; to cheat. [Perh. a dim. of Balk; at first a term in cribbage.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bilk in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bilk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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