of or resembling the common people: folkish crafts.
resembling or based on folklore, folk music, or folk dances: a violin concerto that is strongly folkish.

Nearby words

  1. folk-sing,
  2. folkestone,
  3. folkething,
  4. folketing,
  5. folkie,
  6. folklife,
  7. folklore,
  8. folkloric,
  9. folklorico,
  10. folklorist

Also folk·like [fohk-lahyk] /ˈfoʊkˌlaɪk/.

Origin of folkish

First recorded in 1935–40; folk + -ish1

Related formsfolk·ish·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019