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English definition of “folk”

folk

noun (PEOPLE)    /fəʊk/ US  /foʊk/
B2 [plural] (mainly US folks) people, especially those of a particular group or type: old folk Ordinary folk can't afford cars like that.People in general folks [plural] [as form of address] informal used when speaking informally to a group of people: All right, folks, dinner's ready!People in general B2 mainly US someone's parents: I'm going home to see my folks.Parents and children
(Definition of folk noun (PEOPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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