folks

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

see folk

Noun[edit]

folks

  1. plural of folk
  2. The members of one's immediate family, especially one's parents
    My folks visit us at Christmas.
  3. (US) People in general; everybody or anybody.
    Lots of folks like to travel during the holidays.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Coined by California historian Kevin Starr.

Noun[edit]

folks pl (plural only)

  1. (California) Late 19th and early 20th century migrants to California from Iowa and other parts of the Midwestern United States.
    • 2007, Kevin Starr, California: A History[1], Modern Library, ISBN 978-0812977530, page 182:
      McPherson's healing ministry, in fact. was at the core of her success, since so many of the Folks had come to Southern California in late middle or old age in the hope of regaining lost health.

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

folks n

  1. genitive singular indefinite of folk
  2. genitive plural indefinite of folk

Noun[edit]

folks c

  1. genitive singular indefinite of folk

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

folks

  1. plural of folk

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

folks

  1. indefinite genitive plural of folk
  2. indefinite genitive singular of folk