Definition of folkway
1. folk [ n ] people in general
Examples: "they're just country folk" "the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next"
(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
In the absence of a truly adequate conceptuality in which the gospel can be expressed , the unavoidable need to demythologize it makes use of whatever resources are at_hand - and this usually means one or another of the various forms of `` folk religion '' current in the situation .
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
1 ) Most_of the legends that are created to fan the fires of patriotism are essentially propagandistic and are not folk legends at_all .
In its propagandistic and commercial haste to discover our folk heritage , the public has remained ignorant of definitions such as this .
Does the writer know the difference between an `` ersatz '' ballad or tall_tale and a true product of the folk ?
The folk are simply not homogeneous with_respect_to nation or political attitude .Synonyms folk common_people Related Terms people home_folks grass_roots rabble plebeian
2. folk [ n ] a social division of (usually preliterate) peopleUsed in print:
(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
Well , ordinarily he is , except ( as the Wheel_of_the_Law specifies ) toward impious folk who steal , disturb , or maltreat the Presence .Synonyms folk tribe Related Terms social_group phyle moiety
3. folk [ n ] people descended from a common ancestor
Examples: "his family had lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)
`` I suppose '' , he muttered , `` I can sell the outfit for enough to send you home to your folks , once we find a settlement '' .Synonyms family sept folk kinsfolk kinfolk phratry family_line Related Terms lineage house name people dynasty homefolk
4. folk [ a ] (of music) characteristic of rural lifeUsed in print:
(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)
Though versatile and capable of turning_out a ballad lyric with the best of them , Mercer 's forte is a highly polished quasi folk wit .Synonyms folk western hillbilly country Related Terms nonclassical
5. Folk [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4855Synonyms Folk
6. folk [ n ] the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a communitySynonyms folk_music folk ethnic_music Related Terms music popular_music polka gospel schottische square-dance_music country_music folk_song
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