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folk

2 adjective
     
Related topics: Literature, Music, Folklore
folk2 [only before noun]
1RF folk art, stories, customs etc are traditional and typical of the ordinary people who live in a particular area:
folk tales
an Irish folk song
2

folk science/psychology/wisdom etc

RF science etc that is based on the ideas or beliefs that ordinary people have, and does not involve a high level of technical knowledge
3

folk medicine/remedy

MA a traditional type of medical treatment that uses plants or simple treatments rather than scientific methods

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