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Definitions of folk

  1. Those of one's family; relatives. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Alt. of Folks Webster Dictionary DB
  3. people in general; "they're just country folk"; "the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. people descended from a common ancestor; "his family had lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. People in general; a kindred tribe, race, or nation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The people; certain people; -gen. used in pl. FOLK or FOLKS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. People; race. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. People collectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A nation or race. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. People in general; certain people, discriminated from others, as old folks. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. People in general, whether young or old. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for folk

  1. Why not live in peace and leave these great folk alone? – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  2. But I do not care about the ordinary city folk – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
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