folk has definitions from the fields of music,fine art,sociology
[ noun ] people in general




"they're just country folk" "the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next"

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

In the absence of a truly adequate conceptuality in which the gospel can be expressed , the unavoidable need to demythologize it makes use of whatever resources are at_hand - and this usually means one or another of the various forms of `` folk religion '' current in the situation .

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

1 ) Most_of the legends that are created to fan the fires of patriotism are essentially propagandistic and are not folk legends at_all .

In its propagandistic and commercial haste to discover our folk heritage , the public has remained ignorant of definitions such as this .

Does the writer know the difference between an `` ersatz '' ballad or tall_tale and a true product of the folk ?

The folk are simply not homogeneous with_respect_to nation or political attitude .

[ noun ] (sociology) a social division of (usually preliterate) people



Used in print

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

Well , ordinarily he is , except ( as the Wheel_of_the_Law specifies ) toward impious folk who steal , disturb , or maltreat the Presence .

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social_group phyle moiety

[ noun ] people descended from a common ancestor


"his family had lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

Used in print

(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)

`` I suppose '' , he muttered , `` I can sell the outfit for enough to send you home to your folks , once we find a settlement '' .

[ adjective ] (of music) characteristic of rural life

Used in print

(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)

Though versatile and capable of turning_out a ballad lyric with the best of them , Mercer 's forte is a highly polished quasi folk wit .

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4855
[ noun ] (music,fine art) the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community