folksy

[ fohk-see ]
/ ˈfoʊk si /

adjective, folk·si·er, folk·si·est.

friendly or neighborly; sociable.
very informal; familiar; unceremonious: The politician affected a folksy style.
belonging to the common people, especially in regard to a conscious use of mannerisms, speech patterns, attitudes, etc.: folksy humor.

Nearby words

  1. folkmoot,
  2. folknik,
  3. folkright,
  4. folks,
  5. folksonomy,
  6. folktale,
  7. folktronica,
  8. folkways,
  9. folky,
  10. foll.

Origin of folksy

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; folks + -y1,

Related formsfolk·si·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for folksiness

folksy

/ (ˈfəʊksɪ) /

adjective -sier or -siest

of or like ordinary people; sometimes used derogatorily to describe affected simplicity
informal, mainly US and Canadian friendly; affable
of or relating to folk art
Derived Formsfolksiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for folksiness

folksy

adj.

"sociable, unpretentious," 1852, U.S. colloquial, from folks + -y (2).

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