folk - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/fəʊk/
  1. 1

    folk

    or

    folks

    [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.

      folks

      [plural] spoken used for talking to a group of people

      That’s all, folks!

      What do you folks think?

  2. 2

    folks

    [plural] mainly American informal someone’s parents

    His folks bought him a car for his birthday.

  3. 3
    [uncountable]

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    folk music

    The city has annual jazz and folk festivals.