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Whilk \Whilk\, n. [See Whelk a mollusk.]

  1. (Zo["o]l.) A kind of mollusk, a whelk. [Prov. Eng.]

  2. (Zo["o]l.) The scoter. [Prov. Eng.]


Whilk \Whilk\, pron. Which. [Obs. or Scot.]

Note: Whilk is sometimes used in Chaucer to represent the Northern dialect.


n. 1 A kind of mollusk; a whelk. 2 The scoter.

Usage examples of "whilk".

What saith the Apostle--Mirren has gane to be with Christ, whilk is far better.

Dougal would hear naething but a blaud of Davie Lindsay, whilk was the waur preparation.

I have seen last night, whilk are things fitter for them to judge of than a borrel man like me.

For I do think that by me and thee and such a head of men of Demonland as we shall then command Owlswick gates may be brast open and Corsus plucked out of Owlswick like a whilk out of his shell.

But ye hae made it plain frae the poopit that ye hae nae supperstition aboot the first day o' the week, the whilk alane has aucht to dee wi' hiz Christians!