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noun folk pronunciation in British English /fəʊk/
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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] mainly American informal 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 course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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