Bilk

Definition of Bilk

v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Bilked ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bilking.]
n.1.A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his score; a balk.
2.A cheat; a trick; a hoax.
3.Nonsense; vain words.
4.A person who tricks a creditor; an untrustworthy, tricky person.

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