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Definition of folkway

"folkway" is probably misspelled. Trying folk instead Definition of folk

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"

Used in print:

(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) people

Used 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"

Used in print:

(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 life

Used 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 4855

Synonyms Folk

6. folk [ n ] the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community

Synonyms folk_music folk ethnic_music Related Terms music popular_music polka gospel schottische square-dance_music country_music folk_song

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