Folk

Definition of Folk

Pronunciation: fōk
n. collect1.(Eng. Hist.) In Anglo-Saxon times, the people of a group of townships or villages; a community; a tribe.
The organization of each folk, as such, sprang mainly from war.
- J. R. Green.
2.People in general, or a separate class of people; - generally used in the plural form, and often with a qualifying adjective; as, the old folks; poor folks.
In winter's tedious nights, sit by the fire
With good old folks, and let them tell thee tales.
- Shak.
3.The persons of one's own family; as, our folks are all well.
Folk song
one of a class of songs long popular with the common people.
Folk speech
the speech of the common people, as distinguished from that of the educated class.

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