folk: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fōk), [key]
- Usually, people in general: Folks say there wasn't much rain last summer.
- Often, people of a specified class or group: country folk; poor folks.
- people as the carriers of culture, esp. as representing the composite of social mores, customs, forms of behavior, etc., in a society: The folk are the bearers of oral tradition.
- All his folks come from France.
- members of one's family; one's relatives:All his folks come from France.
- one's parents:Will your folks let you go?
- a people or tribe.
- (of persons) simple, unaffected, unsophisticated, or open-hearted people: He enjoyed visiting his grandparents because they were just folks.
- of or originating among the common people: folk beliefs; a folk hero.
- having unknown origins and reflecting the traditional forms of a society: folk culture; folk art.
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