- 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 folksy
Oprah so enjoyed his folksy demeanor and words of wisdom that she invited him onto her show.It’s Time to Turn Off TV Doctors
June 23, 2014
Jokes aside, the folksy, blunt-talking Republican had a real affinity and passion for the issue.The Anguish of Alan Simpson, Tragic Hero of Immigration Reform
January 31, 2014
He relayed a set of facts that make his party's case and demolish the other party's case, and he did it in a folksy way.The 24 and the 42 million, and Basic Competence
September 6, 2012
The vice presidential nominee used a folksy style and policy chops to make the case against the incumbent.Paul Ryan’s Wonky Assault on President Obama at the Republican Convention
August 30, 2012
Prosecutor Joe McGettigan delivered a folksy and powerful opening statement, also standing just six feet in front of the jury box.Jerry Sandusky Trial: The Defense Reveals Its Strategy
June 12, 2012
She liked to be chatty and folksy while she was servin', too.
What struck me most, though, was the folksy look in them wide-open eyes of hers.
And he sure is a folksy dog with the people he knows around the house.
You can't feaze Vee, though, when she starts in to be folksy.
The boss's conversation was just a little too folksy for his liking.The Success Machine
- 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 folksy
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