Definition of Homefolk
1. Noun. The people of your home locality (especially your own family). "He wrote his homefolk every day"
Lexicographical Neighbors of Homefolk
Literary usage of Homefolk
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Primitive & Mediaeval Japanese Texts by Frederick Victor Dickins (1906)
"There are four envoys, of which I give three :— (1) ' Oh, could I but send a token to my homefolk by the clouds that are ever passing to and fro in the sky! ..."
2. Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1893)
"Our homefolk always call it the "Danes," or the "Denes; " which is no more, they tell me, than a hollow place, even as the word "deu" is. ..."
3. Economic and Social History of New England, 1620-1789 by William Babcock Weeden (1890)
"Their cargoes of fish came through the toiling efforts of men supported by the excellent economy of the homefolk. Moreover, the coasting trade, ..."
4. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1887)
"... to spend endless pains on making our home charming and delightful to our own homefolk first, and next to their friends—our husbands', our sons', ..."
5. Collections of the Maine Historical Society by Maine Historical Society (1893)
"... having safely returned from a voyage, the hardships and hazards of which were appalling to homefolk, we may well believe that he gave by his presence at ..."
6. The Connecticut Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly by William Farrand Felch, George C. Atwell, H. Phelps Arms, Frances Trevelyan Miller (1906)
"... should acknowledge the honor that belongs to it by honoring the eminent son who has lain nearly a quarter of a century unrecognized by bis homefolk. ..."
7. Vermont: A Study of Independence by Rowland Evans Robinson (1892)
"Each took his firelock, bullet pouch, and powder horn from their hooks above the fireplace, and, bidding brief farewell to homefolk, set forth to the ..."
8. Two Colored Women with the American Expeditionary Forces by Addie W. Hunton, Kathryn Magnolia Johnson (1920)
"... bleak French hilltop faster than any wireless message—if the homefolk only knew. "It was good to know that he was being taken from his solitary bed, ..."