Definition of folk adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fəʊk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//foʊk//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1(of art, culture, etc.) traditional and typical of the ordinary people of a country or community folk art a folk museum
  2. 2based on the beliefs of ordinary people folk wisdom Garlic is widely used in Chinese folk medicine.
  3. Word OriginOld English folc, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch volk and German Volk.Extra examples Scottish folk dancing Such ideas are common in folk psychology. We visited an exhibition of folk art. a Russian folk song
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