HyperDic: folk

English > 4 senses of the word folk:
NOUNgroupfolk, folks, common peoplepeople in general (often used in the plural)
groupfolk, tribea social division of (usually preliterate) people
groupfolk, family, family line, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratrypeople descended from a common ancestor
communicationfolk, folk music, ethnic musicthe traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
folk > pronunciation
Soundsfow'k
Rhymesartichoke ... yolk: 36 rhymes with owk...
English > folk: 4 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningPeople in general (often used in the plural).
Examples
  • "they're just country folk"
  • "folks around here drink moonshine"
Synonymsfolks, common people
Membersplebeian, plebOne of the common people
Narrowercountry people, countryfolkPeople raised in or living in a rural environment
gentlefolkPeople of good family and breeding and high social status
grass rootsThe common people at a local level (as distinguished from the centers of political activity)
home folkfolks from your own home / home town
rabble, riffraff, ragtag, ragtag and bobtaildisparaging terms for the common people
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
Spanishgente, plebe, pueblo, vulgo
Catalanplebs, poble, vulgar
English > folk: 4 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA social division of (usually preliterate) people.
Synonymtribe
MembersmoietyOne of two basic subdivisions of a tribe
NarrowerphyleA tribe of ancient Athenians
Broadersocial groupPeople sharing some social relation
Spanishtribu
Catalantribu
English > folk: 4 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningPeople descended from a common ancestor.
Synonymsfamily, family line, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry
NarrowerdynastyA sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
homefolkThe people of your home locality (especially your own family)
housearistocratic family line
name, gensfamily based on male descent
peopleMembers of a family line
Broaderlineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stockThe descendants of one individual
Spanishfamilia, hermandad, linaje, línea familiar, pariente, parientes
Catalanfamília, línia familiar, parents
English > folk: 4 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningThe traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community.
Synonymsfolk music, ethnic music
Narrowercountry music, country and western, C and WA simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States
folk song, folksong, folk balladA song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
gospel, gospel singingfolk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response
schottischemusic performed for dancing the schottische
square-dance musicmusic performed for square dancing
Broaderpopular music, popular music genreAny genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
Spanishfolk música, folk, música étnica, música folklórica, música folk, música tradicional
Catalanfolk, música folk, música tradicional

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