Origin of folklore
OTHER WORDS FROM folklorefolklorist, nounfolk·lor·is·tic, adjective
Words nearby folklore
How to use folklore in a sentence
An enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation tribe, Hobson weaves his community’s folklore into the story of the Echota family, whose lives have been tragically altered by the death of their son.
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.
He recounts a parable that has long been a staple of dairy farm folklore.
“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
John and Judas became the good and evil Wandering Jews of mediæval folklore.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
His name is less romantic than those of the wonted demons of legend and folklore.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
The making of folklore is not, however, extinct in Spain, a country where poetry seems to be an inherent faculty.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
In the folklore of north Germany the Brocken holds an important place, and to it cling many legends.
Iv course there's such folklore as Epicbaulus in Marsupia an' th' wurruks iv Hyperphrastus.Mr. Dooley Says|Finley Dunne
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.