Folks - definition, transcription

Amer.  |foʊks|
Brit.  |fəʊks|

noun

- your parents

he wrote to his folks every day

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

folks around here drink moonshine

Examples

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

he wrote to his folks every day

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.

...a time when campers were expected to write a chatty letter to their folks every week...

...rural folks are often known for their downright speech, as they are generally not ones to beat around the bush...

...kind folks who always gave hoboes who came to the farm a meal and then sent them on their way...

...leastwise you have a job, and that's more than some folks can say...

... no longer certain that my blackness gave me precocious wisdom, or that I could outslick these folks ...

...brought out some iced tea to refresh the spirits of the folks working out in the sun...

My folks are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

What day are your folks coming to dinner?

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