Definition of Folkish

1. Adjective. In the style of folk music ¹



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Definition of Folkish

1. characteristic of the common people [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Folkish

folk poet
folk rock
folk singer
folk singers
folk song
folk songs
folk tale
folk writer
folker
folkers
folkie
folkier
folkies
folkiest
folkiness
folkish (current term)
folkishly
folkishness
folkishnesses
folkland
folklands
folklife
folklike
folklives
folklore
folklores
folkloric
folklorically
folklorish
folklorist

Literary usage of Folkish

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1. Notes on English Etymology: Chiefly Reprinted from the Transactions of the by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"The original forms of childish, churlish, folkish, heathenish, and many more, occur in AS As for gofish, it is the old story of misreading a long j as an/"; ..."

2. The Poetry of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1897)
"Die vamp—if vamp it be; and we have nowhere found original—is in Burns's happiest and most ' folkish' a. THO' WOMEN'S MINDS 290 in Johnson (Vol. iii. ..."

3. A Manual of Anglo-Saxon for Beginners: Comprising a Grammar, Reader, and by Samuel Moore Shute (1868)
"... sailor. food,fodder; husk. folk, tribe, family. a queen. a king. folkish, eammon. a folk division, publie land. earth, ground. the land-dwelling. ..."

4. Twenty Years Ago: A Book of Anecdote Illustrating Literary Life in London by Edmund Downey (1905)
"It occurred to me at the time that there was a Funny-folkish reply, and that the occasion demanded it. " I am ashamed of you," said Richard Dow- ling. ..."

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