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Definition of 'folk'

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It is no wonder the local folk have promoted these graceful giants to divinity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are smiling alongside this surreal folk hero as he strides out of the trees in his suit of leaves. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He had the folk music with the harmonica, they thought that was proper music. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Try telling that to folk who bought into the bullion fad five years ago and have lost a third of their money since then. Times, Sunday Times (2017)People think bingo is for old folk but there's lots of young people playing and they have a great time. The Sun (2016)After a long week at a top hotel, the branding folk went home with a big hangover and a colossal cheque. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In Chinese folk art, the knot symbolises luck and prosperity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We don't begrudge the many genuinely hard-up old folk. The Sun (2017)The circus arts, like any form of folk art, are sets of skills passed down through generations. Smithsonian Mag (2017)So much more than just a folk hero. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Has anything good come of business folk lured into politics? Times, Sunday Times (2016)But family folk groups do not normally set the charts alight. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It’s likely her people were nice folks. LM Montgomery Anne of Green Gables (1872)Nine of the songs could be timeless folk or country standards. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The lives of real working class folk have been airbrushed from our screens. The Sun (2011)Portuguese folk tales are the darkest in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is also an annual folk festival. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You might say that the younger generation simply has a stronger constitution than the old folk. The Sun (2016)The stronger musical line of folk music fits with the classical thrust of the service. Christianity Today (2000)Conservatives were less certain of the wisdom of the common folk. Divine, Robert A. (editor) & Breen, T. H & Frederickson, George M & Williams, R. Hal America Past and Present (1995)Why was a rock band at a folk festival? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Folk art is leading artists off the edge of the establishment map. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The worst ones feature embarrassed singers having a go at folk dancing or local crafts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Folk wisdom tells of the abundance that follows a freeze. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Because of my family background in folk music it was a bit uncomfortable for me personally. The Sun (2011)City dwellers would argue that village shows remain popular because country folk lead such dreary lives. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Indie folk heroes who knock on the door of your subconscious with this quirky and eccentric acoustic beauty. The Sun (2006)We should have a worldwide army and wage war on the people sending these folk to their deaths. The Sun (2015)Some of the top business folk who are members were furious when they were named despite having coughed up. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Country and folk from the Texan favourite. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But I go from choral to classical and from folk to jazz. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There's the cluster of electronic and urban music nominations, the obligatory nods to folk and the jazz record that has no chance of winning. Times, Sunday Times (2011)

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Synonyms of 'folk'

people, persons, humans, individuals
family, race, parents, relations

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Translations for 'folk'

British English: folk NOUN
You can refer to people as folk or folks.
Country folk can tell you that there are certain places which animals avoid.
  • American English: folk
  • Brazilian Portuguese: gente
  • Chinese:
  • European Spanish: gente
  • French: gens
  • German: Leute
  • Italian: gente
  • Japanese: 人々
  • Korean: 사람들
  • European Portuguese: gente
  • Spanish: gente
British English: folk ADJECTIVE
Folk art and customs are traditional or typical of a particular community or nation.
...southwestern folk art.
  • American English: folk
  • Brazilian Portuguese: popular
  • Chinese: 民俗的
  • European Spanish: popular
  • French: folklorique
  • German: Volks-
  • Italian: popolare
  • Japanese: 民俗の
  • Korean: 민속의
  • European Portuguese: popular
  • Spanish: popular

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