folk Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "folk" - English Dictionary

See all translations

folknoun

uk   /fəʊk/  us   /foʊk/

folk noun (PEOPLE)

B2 [plural] mainly UK (US usually folks) people, especially those of a particular group or type: old folk Ordinary folk can't afford cars like that.folks [plural] [as form of address] informal used when speaking informally to a group of people: All right, folks, dinner's ready! B2 someone's parents: I'm going home to see my folks.
More examples

folk noun (MUSIC)

B1 [U] modern music and songs that are written in a style similar to that of traditional music: I enjoy listening to folk (music). folk singers a folk club/festival

folkadjective [before noun]

uk   /fəʊk/  us   /foʊk/
traditional to or typical of a particular group or country, especially one where people mainly live in the countryside, and usually passed on from parents to their children over a long period of time: folk cultureB1 Folk art expresses something about the lives and feelings of ordinary people in a particular group or country, especially those living in the countryside: folk art folk dancing
Translations of “folk”
in Arabic ناس…
in Korean 사람들…
in Malaysian orang…
in French gens…
in Turkish insanlar, halk, halk türküsü…
in Italian gente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人們, (尤指某一群體或類型的)人們…
in Russian люди, народная музыка…
in Polish ludzie, folk…
in Vietnamese người…
in Spanish gente…
in Portuguese pessoas, povo, gente…
in Thai ประชาชน…
in German die Leute (pl.)…
in Catalan gent…
in Japanese 人々…
in Indonesian rakyat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人们, (尤指某一群体或类型的)人们…
(Definition of folk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of folk?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “folk” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
athlete

a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More