1 [plural] also folks especially American English
I'm sure there are some folk who would rather they weren't here.
Thanks to the folks at NBC.
Wait till the folks back home hear about this!
young/old folk British English old-fashioned:
Young folk these days don't know the meaning of work.
a) especially American English
your parents and family:
Is it OK if I call my folks?
used when talking to a group of people in a friendly way:
That's all for now, folks.
3 [plural] also country etc folks American English literary
people who live in a particular area or do a particular kind of work:
simple country folk
a folk singer