[ fohk-see ]
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adjective,folk·si·er, folk·si·est.
  1. friendly or neighborly; sociable.

  2. very informal; familiar; unceremonious: The politician affected a folksy style.

  1. belonging to the common people, especially in regard to a conscious use of mannerisms, speech patterns, attitudes, etc.: folksy humor.

Origin of folksy

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

Other words from folksy

  • folk·si·ness, noun

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How to use folksy in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for folksy


/ (ˈfəʊksɪ) /

adjective-sier or -siest
  1. of or like ordinary people; sometimes used derogatorily to describe affected simplicity

  2. informal, mainly US and Canadian friendly; affable

  1. of or relating to folk art

Derived forms of folksy

  • folksiness, noun

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