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folk

folk

 
 
pronunciation:
fok
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: folk, folks
definition 1: (used with a pl. verb) (often pl.) a specific group of people, distinguished by common nationality, background, or style of life.
My people are country folk.A lot of rich folks live around here.
similar words:
community
definition 2: (usu. pl.) people in general.
Folks are just greedy nowadays.
similar words:
community
definition 3: people as creators of culture.
The stories are passed down by each generation's folk.
definition 4: (informal) one's parents or entire family.
I'm going down to see my folks over Thanksgiving.Are you still living with your folks?Have you met all your fiancee's folks yet?
similar words:
family
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: emerging from the ordinary people, as opposed to specialists.
Several of these folk remedies are highly effective.
definition 2: denoting the artistic forms of a traditional, esp. rural, culture.
The fiddle often features in American folk music.These carved animals are wonderful examples of the folk art of the region.
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