folk

[ fohk ]
/ foʊk /

noun

adjective

of or originating among the common people: folk beliefs; a folk hero.
having unknown origins and reflecting the traditional forms of a society: folk culture; folk art.

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Idioms for folk

    just folks, Informal. (of persons) simple, unaffected, unsophisticated, or open-hearted people: He enjoyed visiting his grandparents because they were just folks.

Origin of folk

before 900; Middle English; Old English folc; cognate with Old Saxon, Old Norse folk,Old High German folk (German Volk)
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British Dictionary definitions for folk

folk
/ (fəʊk) /

noun plural folk or folks

(functioning as plural; often plural in form) people in general, esp those of a particular group or classcountry folk
(functioning as plural; usually plural in form) informal members of a family
(functioning as singular) informal short for folk music
a people or tribe
(modifier) relating to, originating from, or traditional to the common people of a countrya folk song

Derived forms of folk

folkish, adjectivefolkishness, noun

Word Origin for folk

Old English folc; related to Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old High German folk
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Idioms and Phrases with folk

folk

see just folks.

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