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"folk" in British English

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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.

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  • 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/
(Definition of folk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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folkadjective [not gradable]

 us   /foʊk/
traditional to or typical of the people of a particular group or country: folk art/dance
(Definition of folk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “folk”
in Korean 사람들…
in Arabic ناس…
in Malaysian orang…
in French gens…
in Russian люди, народная музыка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人們, (尤指某一群體或類型的)人們…
in Italian gente…
in Turkish insanlar, halk, halk türküsü…
in Polish ludzie, folk…
in Spanish gente, folklórico…
in Vietnamese người…
in Portuguese pessoas, povo, gente…
in Thai ประชาชน…
in German die Leute (pl.)…
in Catalan gent…
in Japanese 人々…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人们, (尤指某一群体或类型的)人们…
in Indonesian rakyat…
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