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Word of the Day – Bilk

By November 1, 2016Word of the Day

Bilk (verb)


Obtain or withhold money from (someone) unfairly or by deceit; cheat or defraud.

Origin: Mid 17th century (originally used in cribbage meaning ‘spoil one’s opponent’s score’): perhaps a variant of balk.

Example sentences

“It doesn’t matter who is in power the government will always bilk its citizens.”

“Most large corporations survive due to bilking their customers out of billions collectively.”

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