FOLK Definition - FOLK Meaning

1 : 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" [syn: {folk}, {folks}, {common people}]

2 : a social division of (usually preliterate) people [syn: {tribe}, {folk}]

3 : people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower" [syn: {family}, {family line}, {folk}, {kinfolk}, {kinsfolk}, {sept}, {phratry}]

4 : the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community [syn: {folk music}, {ethnic music}, {folk}]