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Princeton's WordNet

  1. folksnoun

    your parents

    "he wrote to his folks every day"

  2. folk, folks, common peoplenoun

    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"


  1. folksnoun

    The members of one's household; especially one's parents and immediate family.

    My folks visit us at Christmas.

  2. folksnoun

    People in general; everybody or anybody.

    Lots of folks like to travel during the holidays.


  1. folks

    Folks is a plural noun that is used to refer to people or individuals in a casual, friendly and inclusive manner. It is often used to address a group of people or to talk about a group of individuals in a collective sense.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Folks

    in Anglo-Saxon times, the people of a group of townships or villages; a community; a tribe

  2. Folks

    people in general, or a separate class of people; -- generally used in the plural form, and often with a qualifying adjective; as, the old folks; poor folks

  3. Folks

    the persons of one's own family; as, our folks are all well

  4. Etymology: [AS. folc; akin to D. volk, OS. & OHG. folk, G. volk, Icel. flk, Sw. & Dan. folk, Lith. pulkas crowd, and perh. to E. follow.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FOLKS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Folks is ranked #12861 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Folks surname appeared 2,394 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Folks.

    59.6% or 1,429 total occurrences were White.
    30.7% or 737 total occurrences were Black.
    6.1% or 147 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.8% or 68 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of folks in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of folks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of folks in a Sentence

  1. Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle:

    We are still missing a woman from the town of Superior and a man from out by Marshall. The search for those folks is still underway.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Kate in San Francisco - this magnificent young woman shot in the back by a guy that was sent over here, probably pushed over, who knows but it was an illegal immigrant came over went to San Francisco - we have to end this sanctuary cities. we have to build a wall folks, and a wall works … we are going to have a great border, they are all over the place, we want people to be in our country legally.

  3. Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs:

    The folks who are saying the MyMagic+ experience is excellent is the vast, vast majority of folks who are using it, and that, we know, is good for our business.

  4. Rene Salazar:

    A lot of folks come to San Francisco thinking, 'Oh it's such an open-minded place, there are no biases here,' that's not true. You're going to see this in every hospital. It's going to be an issue.

  5. Zach Wahls:

    I think that the fact that Elizabeth Warren is able to energize some of those outsider or progressive folks who may not be traditional caucus goers, plus have that strong crossover appeal with folks who are kind of the more standard Iowa City caucus goer, I think is what gives her that ability to unite the party to both win the caucuses and to unite the party in November.

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