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Noun: folk  fowk
  1. People in general (often used in the plural)
    "they're just country folk"; "folks around here drink moonshine";
    - folks, common people
     
  2. A social division of (usually preliterate) people
    - tribe
     
  3. People descended from a common ancestor; used especially of the ancient clans of Ireland
    "his folk has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower";
    - family, family line, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry
     
  4. The traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
    - folk music, ethnic music

Derived forms: folks

Type of: ancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, descent, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, people, popular music, popular music genre, social group, stemma, stock

Encyclopedia: Folk, Missouri