folk

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
folk

Plural
folk or folks

  1. (plural only) Folk are people.
    Often, doctors have difficulty explaining things to ordinary folk like me.
    Lots of folks are worried about their jobs.
  2. (plural only) Your folks are your parents.
    I'm not sure if I can get the car. I'll have to ask my folks.
  3. (usually before another noun) Folk music, dance, art, etc., is traditional and belongs to the ordinary people.
    I remember reading about him in a collection of folk tales.
    The children are learning Russian folk songs in school.