¬† TRANSITIVE VERB: bilked
- To defraud, cheat, or swindle: made millions bilking wealthy clients on art sales.
- To evade payment of: bilk one's debts.
- To thwart or frustrate: "Fate . . . may be to a certain extent bilked" (Thomas Carlyle).
- To elude.
- One who cheats.
- Obsolete A hoax or swindle.
Perhaps alteration of balkOTHER FORMS:bilker(Noun)