Definition of gentlefolk noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gentlefolk

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdʒentlfəʊk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒentlfoʊk//
 
[plural](old-fashioned)
 
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(in the past) people belonging to respected families of the higher social classes
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gentlefolk