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English definition of “folk”

folk

noun (PEOPLE)    /fəʊk/ US  /foʊk/
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.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 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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