- friendly or neighborly; sociable.
- very informal; familiar; unceremonious: The politician affected a folksy style.
- belonging to the common people, especially in regard to a conscious use of mannerisms, speech patterns, attitudes, etc.: folksy humor.
Origin of folksy
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Examples from the Web for folksiness
Depending on its style and brand, it can be a statement of status or a pronouncement of folksiness.The Language of Margaret Thatcher’s Handbags
April 8, 2013
- of or like ordinary people; sometimes used derogatorily to describe affected simplicity
- informal, mainly US and Canadian friendly; affable
- of or relating to folk art
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Word Origin and History for folksiness
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