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[kuhn-tree-fohk] /ˈkʌn triˌfoʊk/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
people living or raised in the country; rustics.
people from the same country; compatriots.
Also called countrypeople.
Origin of countryfolk
First recorded in 1540-50; country + folk Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You look at him pensively, and suddenly see one of the great everyday distances between your countryfolk and his.

    Home Life in Germany Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  • Not so, said the Master: why not take it and give it to thy neighbours and countryfolk?

  • As he lived in Germany fifty years ago, he scolds his countryfolk for living in flats.

    Home Life in Germany Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  • Well, she is certainly no prophetess among these countryfolk.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The countryfolk, many of whom had remained friendly, began bringing back spoil which they had wrested from wrongful possessors.

    The Age of Erasmus P. S. Allen
  • Young as she is, she may understand these things better than countryfolk like us.

    The Day of Wrath Louis Tracy
  • Yet every page of it is a Jeremiad, an exhortation to his countryfolk to stop short on the road to ruin.

    Home Life in Germany Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  • When I did go out, the streets were thronged with people, the countryfolk having come in for miles around.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • (the child being the stolen sheep), must have caused townsfolk and countryfolk outrageous laughter.

    The Century of Columbus James J. Walsh
  • The disuse of salt fish and the greater consumption of meat marked the improvement which was taking place among the countryfolk.

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