noun (used with a plural verb)

people living or raised in the country; rustics.
people from the same country; compatriots.

Origin of countryfolk

First recorded in 1540–50; country + folk
Also called countrypeople. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for countryfolk

Historical Examples of countryfolk

  • 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.


    Charles Dudley Warner

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