folk singer


a singer who specializes in folk songs, usually providing his or her own accompaniment on a guitar.

Nearby words

  1. folk mass,
  2. folk medicine,
  3. folk memory,
  4. folk music,
  5. folk rock,
  6. folk singing,
  7. folk society,
  8. folk song,
  9. folk tale,
  10. folk weave

Origin of folk singer

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for folk singer

  • In the end, as has been seen, March gets an ill-word from the Greek folk-singer, who is not more constant in his praise of April.

    Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886)|Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco

British Dictionary definitions for folk singer

folk singer


a person who sings folk songs or other songs in the folk idiom
Derived Formsfolk singing, noun

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