Definition of Folks in English :

Define Folks in English

Folks meaning in English

Meaning of Folks in English

Pronunciation of Folks in English

Folks pronunciation in English

Pronounce Folks in English


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1. folks

your parents

Example Sentences:
'he wrote to his folks every day'

2. 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'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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plural noun
another name for folk

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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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