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Synonyms for folk

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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 3 votes

  1. folk, folks, common peoplenoun

    people in general (often used in the plural)

    "they're just country folk"; "folks around here drink moonshine"; "the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next"

    common people, kinsfolk, tribe, sept, family line, kinfolk, folk music, phratry, ethnic music, folks, family

  2. tribe, folknoun

    a social division of (usually preliterate) people

    common people, kinfolk, kindred, family line, clan, kinsfolk, kin group, family, sept, folks, tribe, kinship group, folk music, federation of tribes, kin, phratry, ethnic music

  3. family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratrynoun

    people descended from a common ancestor

    "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

    kinsperson, mob, crime syndicate, kinfolk, menage, family line, family unit, ethnic music, class, home, category, kinsfolk, family, folks, tribe, common people, household, fellowship, sept, folk music, kin, phratry, house, syndicate

  4. folk music, ethnic music, folknoun

    the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community

    common people, ethnic music, tribe, kinsfolk, folk music, kinfolk, sept, phratry, family line, folks, family

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "folk":

    folklore, popular, civil, people, populaires, populaire, traditional

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  1. Sir Arnold Bax:

    A sympathetic Scot summed it all up very neatly in the remark, "You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing."

  2. Barry Beckham:

    And now that Mr. Garvey done woke me up, I’m gon stay woke. And I’m gon help him wake up other Black folk. encyclopedia.

  3. Florence Pugh:

    I know that part of being in the spotlight is that people might invade your privacy and have opinions on it, but it's bizarre that normal folk are allowed to display such hate and opinions on a part of my life that I'm not putting out there, it's a strange side of fame that you're allowed to be torn apart by thousands of people even though you didn't put that piece of you out there.

  4. Andrew Chesnut:

    The Mexican Church already was very concerned by expanding Protestantism and now it must contend with a folk saint venerated mostly by Mexicans who still consider themselves Catholic.

  5. Thaksin Shinawatra:

    People can see that the brother and sister have fled, deserting those that served them, who are in jail, from cabinet ministers to ordinary folk.

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