noun, plural folk·ies, adjective, folk·i·er, folk·i·est.
Lexical Investigations: HokeyThe story of hokey shows how tangled the backstory of words can sometimes seem to be. Hokey first appeared after World War II as American slang for “overly sentimental” or “contrived. The term’s immediate predecessor seems to be hokum, a blunt American term for “nonsense,” coined earlier in the 20th century by combining hocus-pocus (or hokey-pokey) with bunkum, another word which also means “nonsense.” Hocus-pocus …
- follicle mite,
- follicle of the thyroid gland
Origin of folky
adjective, folk·i·er, folk·i·est.
of or relating to folk singers or folk music.
Origin of folkie
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Examples from the Web for folky
Ashes & Fire, a pleasant, folky, water-treading effort, followed in 2011.
Folky 554 folk are like their neighbours, poor devils who howl for excitement—want of anything better to do.The Life of Sir Richard Burton|Thomas Wright
noun plural -ies
a devotee of folk music
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