What is the meaning of folk?


  • People in general (often used in the plural. )
    • usage: "they're just country folk"; "folks around here drink moonshine"; "the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next"
  • A social division of (usually preliterate) people.
  • People descended from a common ancestor.
    • usage: "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
  • The traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community.
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APAWordNet. (2010). folk. Retrieved March 30, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/folk/definitions/1222261
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "folk" http://smartdefine.org/folk/definitions/1222261 (accessed March 30, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, folk, Smart Define, viewed 30 March, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/folk/definitions/1222261>.
MLAWordNet. "folk" 23 October 2010. Web. 30 March 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/folk/definitions/1222261>
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