Folk - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |foʊk|  American pronunciation of the word folk
Brit.  |fəʊk|  British pronunciation of the word folk

noun

- people in general (often used in the plural)(syn: folks)

they're just country folk
folks around here drink moonshine

- a social division of (usually preliterate) people (syn: tribe)
- people descended from a common ancestor (syn: family, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept)
- the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community

Examples

Folks say that house is haunted.

Some folks think the law should be changed.

the distinctive speech of folks from the South

I'll be spending the holidays with my folks.

His folks gave him everything a kid could want.

Your young folks are O. K., I hope.

I'm sure there are some folk who would rather they weren't here.

Thanks to the folks at NBC.

Wait till the folks back home hear about this!

Young folk these days don't know the meaning of work.

The event was celebrated in song by a folk group.

The book's title is an echo of a line from an old folk song.

The book's title echoes a line from an old folk song.

He published a compendium of folk tales.

...since the common folk had an unshakable belief in a personal devil, a charge of diablerie was taken seriously...

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