- members of one's family; one's relatives: All his folks come from France.
- one's parents: Will your folks let you go?
Origin of folk
Examples from the Web for folk
Phonetic, made-up lyrics are another venerable tradition of folk music, and “pa-rum-pa-pa-pum” is iconic of the genre.
The folk memory of medieval community life had been wiped out by the industrial revolution.
At this point, he became Tom Sawyer, letting his musical compatriots—and the folk tradition—help paint his musical fence.
I moved to Washington in 1988 with the folk etymology of lobbyist firmly in mind.
And on the other are the folk, numbers unknown, who would pretty much say to Alexander, WTF are you talking about?
But look you here, my son; folk who acts hasty, as you've done, they often make other people anxious—often enough.Jim Davis|John Masefield
Some of our folk are almost out of their minds about it, and declare you to be either a brigand in disguise or a spy.Dead Souls|Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
But, if you don't mind, there are other folk I would like to see, too!The Romantic Lady|Michael Arlen
Say not, What have we to do with folk across the waters; have we not matter enough for thought in our own land?Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland|Olive Schreiner
"Yes, yes; we are Madersley folk," said the young man, now turning and speaking eagerly to Fortune.A Little Mother to the Others|L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for folk
noun plural folk or folks
Derived Formsfolkish, adjectivefolkishness, noun
Word Origin for folk
Idioms and Phrases with folk
see just folks.