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Origin of folklore
OTHER WORDS FROM folklorefolklorist, nounfolk·lor·is·tic, adjective
Words nearby folklore
Example sentences from the Web for folklore
Disinformation—whether it’s gang folklore or rumors of election intimidation—is almost always most effective at a local level.Guess which states saw the most election disinformation in 2020|Tate Ryan-Mosley|December 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Throughout the weekend, there will be more online presentations about folklore, crafts and cuisine associated with the holiday.The best things to do — virtually and in person — while quarantined in the D.C. area|Going Out Guide Staff|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
They’re stored in the minds of a small circle of people who learned their subfield of math from people who learned it from the person who invented it — which is to say, it exists nearly as folklore.
She would go on to star in American children’s picture books and folklore collections for decades.The history of Mulan, from a 6th-century ballad to the live-action Disney movie|Constance Grady|September 4, 2020|Vox
“British folklore has this very inextricable link to nature and the elements,” he told The Daily Beast.Gareth Pugh's Fashion Show Lacked Fashion, But Not Passion|Justin Jones|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The tomb-raiders are more terrified of the folklore spirits than they are of authorities that might catch them, he added.
“That became part of the folklore of the World Trade Center,” the cop noted.Hero or Criminal? James Brady, the WTC Ironworker Who Jumped Off the Building|Michael Daly|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, as a figure, “Santa Claus” has his roots in early Christian Europe, Dutch folklore, and Germanic paganism.Yes, Megyn Kelly, Santa Can Be Black (and Jesus, Too)|Jamelle Bouie|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Japan Times on March 6, 2010, reported that in folklore the fish comes to the beach as an omen of an earthquake.Fishy Mystery: Are Beached Oarfish Trying to Tell Us Something?|Kevin Bailey|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
St. Brita has taken a strong hold on popular imagination in Sweden and figures largely in the folklore of the land.Capitals of the Northlands|Ian C. Hannah
Let us now examine the writings of the great authorities on folklore and see what they have to say upon this interesting subject.An Introduction to Mythology|Lewis Spence
We cannot use the same items of folklore in two totally different ways.Folklore as an Historical Science|George Laurence Gomme
Her ancestors were rugged people, given to legend and folklore.My Father, the Cat|Henry Slesar
The reputation of Tony Bailles, the only actor Brownsville ever produced, was folklore in his native place.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
British Dictionary definitions for folklore
Derived forms of folklorefolkloric, adjectivefolklorist, noun, adjectivefolkloristic, adjective
Cultural definitions for folklore
Traditional stories and legends, transmitted orally (rather than in writing) from generation to generation. The stories of Paul Bunyan are examples of American folklore.