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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. Mr vybs live:

    You find a village without pit latrines, But when a person dies, folks dig the grave in 3 minutes. Let’s talk!

  2. Jonathan Golub:

    A lot of folks are hitting the panic button, and it's not really the right way to think about this. You have to look at what's really going on.

  3. Utibe Essien:

    It's not just the Black doctor, it's not just the barber, it's not just the pastor, kind of these traditional folks who have been the big messengers. We have to be broad, it's investing in folks who know the neighborhood, the small-store owner who gets to see all the 12 - to 15-year-old kids come through the store getting snacks before they head off to school.

  4. Gary Peters:

    Let folks vote. Mitch McConnell has the ability to do that ... He simply is unwilling to do that and the American people are going to be hurt.

  5. Chris Christie:

    We have to give more tools to our folks to be able to do that, not fewer and then trust those people and oversee them to do it the right way.

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