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Noun: folks  fowks
  1. Your parents
    "he wrote to his folks every day"
     
  2. People in general (often used in the plural)
    "folks around here drink moonshine";
    - folk, common people
Noun: folk  fowk
  1. A social division of (usually preliterate) people
    - tribe
     
  2. 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
     
  3. The traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
    - folk music, ethnic music

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

Encyclopedia: Folks

Folk, Missouri