Definition of Folksy

1. Adjective. Characteristic of country life. "The air of homespun country boys"

Exact synonyms: Cracker-barrel, Homespun
Similar to: Rural



2. Adjective. Very informal and familiar. "A folksy style"
Similar to: Informal
Derivative terms: Folks

Definition of Folksy

1. Adjective. Characteristic of simple country life. ¹

2. Adjective. Informal, affable and familiar. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Folksy

1. friendly [adj FOLKSIER, FOLKSIEST] : FOLKSILY [adv] - See also: friendly

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Folksy

folksiest
folksily
folksiness
folksinesses
folksinger
folksingers
folksinging
folksingings
folksong
folksongs
folksonomies
folksonomy
folkster
folksters
folkstyle
folksy (current term)
folktale
folktales
folktronica
folkway
folkways
folkweave
folky
foller
follered
follering
follers
folles
follian process
folliberin

Literary usage of Folksy

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1. Dictionary of Americanisms. by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"Poor folksy. Like or after the fashion of poor people. Southern. Poorly. Badly; ill. Poorly off. Not well off; not rich. Poor White Folks. ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1891 I'm real folksy ; grasshoppers ain't no neighbors to me.— Rose T. Cooke, ' Huckleberries,' p. 331 (Boston). Fool. Foolish. OE, now Sc. and dial., ..."

3. Crossover: Architecture, Urbanism, Technology by Ad Graafland, Leslie Jaye Kavanaugh, George Baird (2006)
"Sailing under the xenophobic flag of the | conservative Heimatschutz movement (literally 'home protection' movement), g- and drawing on the folksy, ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1921)
"His pervasive Americanism—above par, if anything—is no theory,- but wholesome, folksy and practical. And the reader is left to find out which is the wrong ..."

5. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"Well, Ozy, folks is folksy, ain't they? Come to think on't, there's a tribe over to Still River they call the Sandy Steeles, all of 'em red-heads. ..."

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