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Language: Old English
Origin: folc

folk

1 noun
     
Related topics: Music
folk1 S2
1 [plural] also folks especially American English people:
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.
2

folks

[plural]
a) especially American English your parents and family:
Is it OK if I call my folks?
b) used when talking to a group of people in a friendly way:
That's all for now, folks.
3

country/farming etc folk

[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
4APM [uncountable] folk music:
a folk singer

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