menfolk

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men +‎ folk

Noun[edit]

menfolk pl (plural only)

  1. Male people in general.
    The old woman was surprised when the soldiers stopped to look at her camouflage quilts, since menfolk are rarely interested in needlework.
  2. The male members of a group.
    At our family reunion, the menfolk generally have a ball game, while the womenfolk gossip and trade snapshots.

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