Definition of Folks

1. Noun. Your parents. "He wrote to his folks every day"

Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Generic synonyms: Clan, Kin, Kin Group, Kindred, Kinship Group, Tribe



2. Noun. People in general (often used in the plural). "The common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next"
Exact synonyms: Common People, Folk
Generic synonyms: People
Specialized synonyms: Country People, Countryfolk, Gentlefolk, Grass Roots, Home Folk, Rabble, Ragtag, Ragtag And Bobtail, Riffraff
Member holonyms: Pleb, Plebeian
Derivative terms: Folksy

Definition of Folks

1. Noun. (plural of folk) ¹

2. Noun. The members of one's household; especially one's parents and immediate family. ¹

3. Noun. People in general; everybody or anybody. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Folks

1. folk [n] - See also: folk

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Folks

folklorist
folkloristic
folkloristically
folkloristics
folklorists
folkmoot
folkmoots
folkmot
folkmote
folkmotes
folkmots
folknik
folkniks
folkred
folkrede
folks (current term)
folksier
folksiest
folksily
folksiness
folksinesses
folksinger
folksingers
folksinging
folksingings
folksong
folksongs
folksonomies
folksonomy
folkster

Literary usage of Folks

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1909)
"You mus' 'a' hearn 'Bout my ole white folks, sho'! I tell you, suh, dey was gre't an' stern; D' didn' have nuttin' at all to learn; D' knowed all dar was to ..."

2. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1892)
""Dey call me Ole folks,"said the boy,and then an expression of absolute ... Old folks helped them, and when their work was done, he went with them into the ..."

3. The Valley of Democracy by Meredith Nicholson (1918)
"It never occurs to 'em that the folks are human beings and not just a column of statistics. Why, the folks " My friend, an orator of distinction, ..."

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