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noun folk pronunciation in American English /foʊk/
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    [plural] informal people in general
    A lot of folks are upset at the changes.
    1. a.
      people of a particular type or from a particular place
      Many of the older folk will remember Mrs. Poynton.
      Will local folks get employment in the new business?
      city folk
    2. b.


      [plural] spoken used for talking to a group of people
      That’s all, folks!
      What do you folks think?
  2. 2


    [plural] someones parents
    His folks bought him a car for his birthday.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] folk music
    The city has annual jazz and folk festivals.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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