Definition of Folkway

1. Noun. A custom or belief common to members of a society or culture ¹



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Definition of Folkway

1. a traditional custom of a people [n -WAYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Folkway

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

Literary usage of Folkway

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1. Studies in the Theory of Human Society by Franklin Henry Giddings (1922)
"which is meant to frighten off support by the timid, and usually does, is itself a folkway. It is powerless, however, against the folkways of clandestine ..."

2. Democracy in Education: A Social Interpretation of the History of Education by Joseph Kinmont Hart (1918)
"But Man has one more chance: he may hope to escape altogether from this primitive folkway type of living. How one nation made this escape we must now see. ..."

3. Democracy in Education: A Social Interpretation of the History of Education by Joseph Kinmont Hart (1918)
"We have not yet escaped fully into a life of organized intelligence; we are still largely dominated by old folkway traditions and customs. ..."

4. Trade-morals: Their Origin, Growth and Province by Edward Day Page (1914)
"While the group of women wage-earners was acquiring one folkway, the family group was acquiring the other folkway, in place of common folkways which both ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"But the " whole heart" is, as modern psychology is making us understand, the unerring folkway of saying that the feelings, the affective side of our natures ..."

6. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1877)
"This suggestion is postulated on the American "folkway," that we have made the Ph.D. a fetish in our institutions. I don't see that there is any way of ..."

7. A Dictionary of Religion and Ethics by Shailer Mathews, Gerald Birney Smith (1921)
"... activity in the individual, and on the other hand from usage. which is a mere "folkway," or "social habit," without the normative character of custom. ..."

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