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folk

 
Noun folk has 4 senses
  1. folk, common people - people in general; "they're just country folk"; "the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next"
    --1 is a kind of people
    --1 has members: plebeian, pleb
    --1 has particulars:
     grass roots; home folks; rabble, riffraff, ragtag, ragtag and bobtail
  2. tribe, folk - a social division of (usually preliterate) people
    --2 is a kind of social group
    --2 has members: moiety
    --2 has particulars: phyle
  3. family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry - people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
    --3 is a kind of lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock
    --3 has particulars: people; homefolk; house; dynasty; name, gens
  4. folk music, ethnic music, folk - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
    --4 is a kind of popular music, popular music genre
    --4 has particulars:
     folk song, folksong, folk ballad; schottische; country music, country and western, C and W; gospel, gospel singing; square-dance music
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