- 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 folks
In other words, the free speech exhibited by the folks at Charlie Hebdo was not virtuous—until there was a body count.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What tastes great to an American consumer may not be what folks in China or India would choose to eat or drink.
All these folks were full of gripping stories about their time with Pryor, since he created much drama offstage as well as on.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because look, folks: The Democrats are the party of government.Democrats Are Petrified of Defending Government—but They Need to Start|Michael Tomasky|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And our folks are standing guard outside the [jury room] door!Florida Cops on What Ferguson Can Learn From Trayvon|Chris Francescani|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My folks went to Detroit when I was a little codger and they both died there.Across the Mesa|Jarvis Hall
The folks who'd made the deals went up to see their land, and most of them found it belonged to another man.A Damaged Reputation|Harold Bindloss
But of course Mappo's folks were, by this time, a long way off in the jungle woods, wondering where Mappo himself was.Mappo, the Merry Monkey|Richard Barnum
As you all know, Peter Rabbit is out and about at a time when most folks are snugly tucked in bed.Mother West Wind "Where" Stories|Thornton W. Burgess
Men might fight, but none the less the corn would keep on growing; and folks must live.The Downfall|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for folks
noun plural folk or folks
Derived Formsfolkish, adjectivefolkishness, noun
Word Origin for folk
Idioms and Phrases with folks
see just folks.