Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a land, their culture, tradition, or history.
- Down-to-earth, open-hearted.
- people who are regarded as simple, unassuming, not snobbish, etc.
- one's family or relatives; esp., one's parents
Other Word Forms of Folk
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Folk
- just folks
- just (plain) folks
- one's folks
Origin of Folk
From Middle English folk, from Old English folc, from Proto-Germanic *fulką (compare West Frisian folk, Dutch volk and German Volk), from *fulka- ("crowd, army"), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁-go (compare Welsh ôl 'track', Lithuanian pulkas 'crowd', Old Church Slavonic plŭkŭ 'army division', Albanian plog 'barn, heap'; the Slavic and Lithuanian words may have been borrowed from Proto-Germanic instead). (Some have also attempted to link the word to Latin vulgus, populus or plebs.) Related to follow.
Middle English from Old English folc pelə-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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