filk v.

among science fiction and fantasy fans: to write or perform filk songs

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  • 1978 S. E. Miller I Could Have Filked All Night 33/3

    I could have filked all night.

  • 1991 Fantasy Spring 50/3

    I also go to cons occasionally, where I can be found filking late into the night.

  • 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 74 bibliography

    They'd be filking about it for generations.

  • 2015 B. Katcher Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak 235 page image

    โ€˜Ana? Since itโ€™s my last night here, I was wondering if maybe youโ€™d like to...โ€™ โ€˜To what?โ€™ โ€˜Wanna filk?โ€™ [...] Everyone is singing. Zak tells me that โ€™filkingโ€™ is kind of a folk song circle, an old con tradition. And though I donโ€™t recognize a single tune, every person here knows all the lyrics. Of course.

Research requirements

antedating 1978

Research History
Added to the OED in March 2002. Earliest cite in the OED: 1991.

Last modified 2020-12-16 04:08:47
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