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noun folk pronunciation in British English /fəʊk/
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  1. 1




    [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 someone’s parents

    His folks bought him a car for his birthday.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] folk music

    The city has annual jazz and folk festivals.



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