[ foh-kish ]

  1. of or resembling the common people: folkish crafts.

  2. resembling or based on folklore, folk music, or folk dances: a violin concerto that is strongly folkish.

Origin of folkish

First recorded in 1935–40; folk + -ish1
  • Also folk·like [fohk-lahyk]. /ˈfoʊkˌlaɪk/.

Other words from folkish

  • folk·ish·ness, noun

Words Nearby folkish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023