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countryfolk

[kuhn-tree-fohk] /ˈkʌn triˌfoʊk/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
people living or raised in the country; rustics.
2.
people from the same country; compatriots.
Also called countrypeople.
Origin of countryfolk
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; country + folk
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  • Well, she is certainly no prophetess among these countryfolk.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Not so, said the Master: why not take it and give it to thy neighbours and countryfolk?

  • Young as she is, she may understand these things better than countryfolk like us.

    The Day of Wrath Louis Tracy
  • When I did go out, the streets were thronged with people, the countryfolk having come in for miles around.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • The disuse of salt fish and the greater consumption of meat marked the improvement which was taking place among the countryfolk.

  • But the most noticeable change occurs in the dress of countryfolk and ordinary citizens.

    English Costume

    Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • Dotish as she appeared, she has wit enough to be fair and false, like all her countryfolk.

  • However, the same writer made a poem on the tricks of countryfolk, which is by no means devoid of merit.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • He is often said by the countryfolk to have been St. Romedius himself, though this, of course, could not be the case.

    Tyrol and its People Clive Holland
  • I have affected perfect credulity in order to throw the Hickeys and countryfolk off their guard with me.

    The Miraculous Revenge Bernard Shaw

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