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folks

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. folks(noun)

    your parents

    "he wrote to his folks every day"

  2. folk, folks, common people(noun)

    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. folks(Noun)

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

    My folks visit us at Christmas.

  2. folks(Noun)

    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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker:

    Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire, they raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at.

  2. Kim Reem:

    The Cruz folks don't want to yield to supporting Trump and the Trump folks don't want to yield to supporting Cruz, and some establishment folks don’t want to support either one of them, i don’t see a path to making everybody happy.

  3. Andy Shirk:

    So of our 5,000 substitutes 2,000 of them are over the age of 65. So given the pandemic and the risk factors there so many of those folks aren't able to participate, in fact most sub pools across the state are down about 40%, some cases 60%.

  4. Governor Walz:

    I think it's really important again for folks to think about the uniqueness of George Floyd and hell nation, of protecting civil liberties, is to make sure that civilians control the military and -- especially inside the United States -- is carried out by civilians, by citizen-soldiers, by National Guard, that's why we're accessing and George Floyd and hell're helping us access all these assets through National Guard and our surrounding states.

  5. Patrick Murphy:

    Serving as a member of the 82ndAirborne Division, I led convoys up and down ambush alley in Baghdad, i wished the folks in Washington understood war and what we’re asking of our sons and daughters.

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