HyperDic: folks

English > 2 senses of the word folks:
NOUNgroupfolksyour parents
groupfolks, folk, common peoplepeople in general (often used in the plural)
folks > pronunciation
Soundsfow'ks
Rhymescoax ... Ochs: 4 rhymes with owks...
English > folks: 2 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningYour parents.
Example"he wrote to his folks every day"
Broaderkin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribegroup of people related by blood or marriage
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
English > folks: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningPeople in general (often used in the plural).
Example "folks around here drink moonshine"
Synonymsfolk, 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
Adjectivesfolksyvery informal and familiar

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