verb (used with object)
- bill broker,
- bill of adventure,
- bill of attainder,
- bill of entry
Origin of bilk
Examples from the Web for bilk
The lawsuit alleged that Danone used these claims to bilk consumers out of more than $100 million.
"He told me Andrew had tried to bilk $50 million out of Mrs. Mellon," said Toben.Witness Testifies He Took Rielle Hunter to an Airport in the Dead of Night|Diane Dimond|May 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Con artists routinely hack into accounts to impersonate people and bilk money from strangers.
But wouldn't it have been a dirty act to bilk him of his money, all the more as it would have been so easy?Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas|Lloyd Osbourne
We observe that a new planet has been discovered at Bilk, in Germany.
This gaffer contrived to 'bilk' all the turnpikes in the kingdom.The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims|Andrew Steinmetz
This could be no other than an incantation, and Bilk stood rooted to the spot, unable to advance or retreat.Parkhurst Boys|Talbot Baines Reed
The whole meeting, in fact, was what is vulgarly called a bilk.Merry-Garden and Other Stories|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Word Origin for bilk
1650s, from or along with the noun (1630s), first used as a cribbage term; as a verb, "to spoil (someone's) score." Origin obscure, it was believed in 17c. to be "a word signifying nothing;" perhaps it s a thinned form of balk "to hinder." Meaning "to defraud" is first recorded 1670s. Related: Bilked; bilking.