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folks

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Folks

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  3. Folks

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

    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.]

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Numerology

  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. Patrick Murray:

    The folks that are in the middle, the moderate folks, the White college-educated women living in the suburbs, are looking at what is happening realistically. They're looking at what is happening in their own neighborhoods, whether it's Covid or whether it's the marches in support of Black Lives Matter among their own White neighbors and saying( Donald Trump message) does not comport with how I see the world, and Donald Trump is just trying to divide us, and I think that just builds on top of it.

  2. Board Vice Chair Ron Clous:

    The only thing I know about them( Proud Boys) is when they came and spoke to us, they were probably the most respected folks that got up and talked( at the March meeting). They were decent guys and they treated us with respect.

  3. President Obama:

    During these times of uncertainty, it’s always tempting for politicians for their own gain and for people in power to try and see if they can divide people, scapegoat folks, turn them on each other.

  4. Gina Raimondo:

    Our challenge is to show leadership and not get tied up in any one particular red-line and miss the forest for the trees, which is : We have a semiconductor crisis, it's a national security crisis. It's an economic security crisis. And so, we just have to try to keep folks really focused on that.

  5. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    It is not just because they dislike me as a person. In fact, I have had many a Republican come to me on the House floor and say' I tell folks back home that while I don't agree with you, I think you are a quite kind person.' I have had Republicans come up to me after the 6th, one of them even weeping and with guilt over what happened, so for some... publicly, this is a performance. But it is also personal because I can not separate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from my gender, I can not separate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of how I was born so their hatred of non-white people, their hatred of women is a hatred of me.

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