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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.

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.]

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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. Barack Obama:

    People have a tendency when the fires are put out, once the cars aren't being tipped over...then folks want to go back and focus on whatever reality TV thing is going on.

  2. Adrian Guerrero:

    But that's the reality of what Union Pacific has been facing over the past year, and it's helping us shine a light on this issue. I think it's a call to action for a number of stakeholders involved in this issue because…there are a number of folks being impacted by this.

  3. Lis Smith:

    We need to be talking to everyone, even if we don't agree with folks on everything I think it's important to go out, get your message out there, but also treat people with differing opinions with respect.

  4. Councilman Chuck Frye Jr. said.Frye:

    I think racist folks loved it, historians understood it, and black people were intimidated.

  5. Torrey Smith:

    It's a cowardly act to cancel the celebration because the majority of the people don't want to see you, no one refused to go simply because Trump 'insists' folks stand for the anthem.

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    • C. elation
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