\eel-KHAIR\, verb, 1. To put something off until the last possible minute. 2. To be chronically yet casually late. 3. To missplace small personal objects.
Etymology: Ilker derives from the 16th century compound verb form "to ill care" which last saw common usage in the 19th century; but now survives as a linguistic fossil in the form of a slang term in some small areas of New England and Appalachia.
ref. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Howard Pyle (1883):
"Truly," quoth Robin, holding up his arms and looking down at himself, "I do think it be somewhat of a gay, gaudy, grasshopper dress; but it is a pretty thing for all that, and doth not ill befit the turn of my looks, albeit I wear it but for the nonce. But stay, Little John, here are two bags that I would have thee carry in thy pouch for the sake of safekeeping. I can ILL CARE for them myself beneath this motley."
1. Don't ilker that assignment, its going to take longer than you think. 2. She just, like, ilkered in to class half an hour in and accidentally took the lecturer's notes. 3. Oh dude, I totally ilkered my phone last night, I hope someone picked it up.
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