"folk" in the noun sense
1. folk, folks, common people
people in general (often used in the plural
"they're just country folk"
"folks around here drink moonshine"
"the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next"
2. tribe, folk
a social division of (usually preliterate) people
3. family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry
people descended from a common ancestor
"his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
4. folk music, ethnic music, folk
the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
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