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menfolk

[ men-fohk ]

plural noun

  1. men, especially those belonging to a family or community:

    The menfolk are all working in the fields.



menfolk

/ ˈmɛnˌfəʊk /

plural noun

  1. men collectively, esp the men of a particular family


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Word History and Origins

Origin of menfolk1

First recorded in 1795–1805; men + folk

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Example Sentences

Maybe women should just leave comedy to the menfolk, and stick to nagging!

And with us went close on a score of women and children whose menfolk were settled already near to Reedham.

And aren't there women in England and France who would rather have their menfolk with me than leaning on some sodden counter?

For women living alone and having no menfolk to send to the offices, this was especially annoying.

“Once more I have to admire the discretion of all menfolk,” she replied.

But she provided a fine supper, to which the menfolk paid the most practical and sincere of all compliments.

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