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ilka

[il-kuh]
adjective Chiefly Scot.
  1. every; each.
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Origin of ilka

1150–1200; Middle English; orig. phrase ilk a each one. See ilk2, a1
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Examples from the Web for ilka

Historical Examples

  • A' the doors be open, that ilka loon may win in to see a princess die.'

    Two Penniless Princesses

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • As wight as a wabster's doublet, that ilka day taks a thief by the neck.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • It may be that swine may flee, but it's no an ilka day's bird.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • There's but ae gude wife in the warld, and ilka ane thinks he has her.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • As the saying went, “He had a lass for ilka day in the week and twa for the Sabbath.”