1. [ noun ] people in general
Synonyms: common_people

"they're just country folk" "the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next"

Related terms: people home_folks grass_roots rabble plebeian
2. [ noun ] (sociology) a social division of (usually preliterate) people
Synonyms: tribe
Related terms: social_group phyle moiety
3. [ noun ] people descended from a common ancestor
Synonyms: family sept kinsfolk kinfolk phratry family_line

"his family had lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

Related terms: lineage house name people dynasty homefolk
4. [ adjective ] (of music) characteristic of rural life
Synonyms: hillbilly western country
Related terms: nonclassical
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4855
6. [ noun ] (music,fine art) the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
Synonyms: folk_music ethnic_music
Related terms: music popular_music polka gospel schottische square-dance_music country_music folk_song
Similar spelling:   Foulk