Full record for filker n.

Definition one who sings filk songs; a filk singer
OED requirements antedating 1983
Earliest cite R. Rose 'A Filker's Dictionary'
Comment Jeff Wolfe submitted a 1997 cite from the Marcon 32 program book. Lee Gold submitted a 1983 cite from Rob Rose's "A Filker's Dictionary".

Added to the OED in March 2002. Earliest cite in the OED: 1989.

Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for filker n.

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1991 L. Niven et al. Fallen Angels 321 Filkers were gearing up out by the pool; the laughter was louder than the singing.
1997 Marcon Zone 49/1 Tom Smith is a filker of epic proportions, which he blames on all that Pepsi and pizza. He made his reputation as The World's Fastest Filker here at MarCon—just ask Moonwolf—and he can crank out silly parodies, hilarious shtick, dark fantasies, poignant romances, and mind-shattering puns with equal ease.