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Definition of Folkish
1. characteristic of the common people [adj]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Folkish
Literary usage of Folkish
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."