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Definition of folk noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(also folks) [plural] (informal) people in general ordinary working-class folk an old folks' home the folks back home (= from the place where you come from)
  2. 2folks [plural] (informal) a friendly way of addressing more than one person Well, folks, what are we going to do today?
  3. 3folks [plural] (informal) the members of your family, especially your parents How are your folks?
  4. 4[plural] people from a particular country or region, or who have a particular way of life country folk townsfolk farming folk
  5. 5[uncountable] = folk music
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: folk