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Folk appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • He’s to let in Argyle kilts or federal folk… lo!, flare-defrost likely granite lots, eh?
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Folk is sometimes a misspelling of folks.

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Definition of the noun folk

What does folk mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: folks / folk (variant)

  1. people in general (often used in the plural)
  2. a social division of (usually preliterate) people
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of folk: tribe
    • more generic term: social group = people sharing some social relation
    • more specific word: phyle = a tribe of ancient Athenians
    • member: moiety = one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe
  3. people descended from a common ancestor
  4. the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community

Alternative definition of the noun folk


  1. [archaic] A grouping of smaller peoples or tribes as a nation.
  2. The inhabitants of a region especially the native inhabitants.
  3. [context: plural: folks] One’s relatives especially one’s parents.
  4. [music] Folk music.
  5. [context: plural] People in general.
  6. [context: plural] A particular group of people.

Definition of the adjective folk

What does folk mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a land, their culture, tradition, or history.
  2. Of or pertaining to common people as opposed to ruling classes or elites.


Folk is an unincorporated community in northwestern Osage County, Missouri, USA. It is located about ten miles southeast of Jefferson City just off Route 133. It was named for former governor Joseph W. Folk. Its post office has closed and mail now comes from nearby Westphalia.


  1. Folk a.k.a. Whalebone is a musical group.
  2. folk a.k.a. Tail Toddle is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Odd Folk, Bent Folk, Folk Face, Folk Noir, Open Folk, Urban Folk, folk&røvere, Future Folk, Faraway Folk, Folk Like Us, Grup de Folk, Spectre Folk, The Mouse Folk, Woodcraft Folk, The Barolk Folk, The Folk Devils, 100 Folk Celsius, Folk UnderGround, Monsters of Folk and The Nodding Folk.


Folk is a record label.

  • also known as World


Folk is a fictional character from Love Rhythm, a Thai TV sitcom.


  1. folk a.k.a. Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. The term originated in the 19th century but is often applied to music that is older than that. Some types of folk music are also called world music.
  2. "Folk" is a musical album of Ultramarine.
    • released in (25 years ago)
  3. "Folk" a.k.a. "Folk." is a musical album of Howie B.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  4. "Folk" is a musical album of Nick Höppner.
  5. "Folk" is a musical album of Phønix.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  6. "Folk" is a musical album of Becca Neveu.
  7. "Folk" is a musical album of Ola Kvernberg Trio.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  8. "Folk" is a musical album of Valle de Muñecas.
    • released in (8 years ago)


"Folk" is a book by Max Jones.

  • also known as "Folk review of people's music", "Folk; review of people's music"


  1. "Folk" is a 2013 documentary music film directed by Sara Terry.
  2. "Folk" is a 2002 short documentary film directed by Ryan Feldman.
    • country: Canada
    • genre: Documentary film
    • released on (13 years ago)


  1. folK is a gene.
  2. Folk a.k.a. SCO3401 is a gene.
  3. folK is a genomic locus.

Phrases with Folk

Phrases starting with the word Folk:

  1. folk art
  2. Folk hero
  3. folk poet
  4. Folk rock
  5. folk song
  6. folk tale
  7. Folk-rock
  8. folk dance
  9. Folk devil
  10. Folk House
  11. folk music
  12. folk ballad
  13. folk dancer
  14. folk singer
  15. folk writer
  16. Folk culture
  17. folk dancing

Phrases ending with the word Folk:

  1. Anti-folk
  2. home folk
  3. Queer As Folk

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Folk

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Google previewTurbo-folk Music and Cultural Representations of National Identity in Former Yugoslavia (2016)

by Uroš Čvoro

At the heart of this hypothetical duet is Catherine Baker's suggestion that turbo- folk is a conceptual category. This can...

Google previewEinstein (2002)

His Life and Times by Philipp Frank, George Rosen, Shuichi Kusaka

Goebbels said : "The folk is a constituent of humanity. Humanity is not a...

The folk is the thing- in-itself.

For him the folk is an intermediate thing between man and humanity, and mankind is for him the ultimate. . . . Therefore ...

Google previewEssays on Indian Music (2003)

by Raj Kumar

Folk is the condition of music untouched by grammar, untouched by musical sciences; it is a music which bursts out of a people. The bursting out is an act of its own — out of the unknown haunts of emotions conditioned by samskaras. Where ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folk Art (2004)

by Gerard C. Wertkin

Folk sculptors generally do not emulate prevailing academic styles nor do they makeobjects intended toappeal toelite collectors,that is,the mainstream artmarkets and institutions. Inevaluating andunderstanding folk sculpture and thecontext ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of White Power (2000)

A Sourcebook on the Radical Racist Right by Jeffrey Kaplan

WOTANSVOLK Wotansvolk (Wotan's Folk) is a propaganda center for racial Odinism established at St. Maries, Idaho, in 1995 by a creative...

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Quotes about Folk

I really understand what that process is all about and how important it is, especially with young folk and creative folk that love looking for some platform that makes it easier for them to express themselves. (Mick Fleetwood)
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Scrabble value of F4O1L1K5

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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