Definition of Folk in English :

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Folk meaning in English

Meaning of Folk in English

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1. common people, folk, folks

people in general (often used in the plural)

Example Sentences:
'they're just country folk'
'folks around here drink moonshine'
'the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next'

2. folk, tribe

a social division of (usually preliterate) people

3. family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept

people descended from a common ancestor

Example Sentences:
'his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower'

4. ethnic music, folk, folk music

the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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nounWord forms: plural folk or folks
1. (functioning as plural; often plural in form)
people in general, esp those of a particular group or class
country folk
2. (functioning as plural; usually plural in form) informal
members of a family
3. (functioning as singular) informal short for folk music
a people or tribe
5. (modifier)
relating to, originating from, or traditional to the common people of a country
a folk song

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a people or nation; ethnic group
a peaceful folk
2. Word forms: plural folks or folk [with sing. v.]
people in general; persons
folks differ in their tastes; city folk sometimes vacation in the country
of, originating among, or having to do with the common people, who transmit the general culture of the group through succeeding generations
folk art

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n. pl. folk or folks
a. The common people of a society or region considered as the representatives of a traditional way of life and especially as the originators or carriers of the customs, beliefs, and arts that make up a distinctive culture: a leader who came from the folk.
b. Archaic A nation; a people.
2. folks Informal People in general: Folks around here are very friendly.
3. often folks People of a specified group or kind: city folks; rich folk.
4. folks Informal
a. One's parents: My folks are coming for a visit.
b. The members of one's family or childhood household; one's relatives.
Of, occurring in, or originating among the common people: folk culture; a folk hero.

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