folk

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
folk

Plural
folk or folks

  1. (plural only; not used in singular form) 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; not used in singular form) 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.