Folklore is defined as stories, customs and beliefs in a culture that are unwritten and passed down orally from generation to generation.(noun)
An example of folklore is a story about where their family came from told to a grandchild by his grandma.
See folklore in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: folk + lore: suggested (1846) by W. J. Thoms (1803-85), Eng antiquary, to replace earlier popular antiquities
See folklore in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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