Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun folk

4 senses of folk

Sense 1
folk, folks, common people -- (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")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Sense 2
tribe, folk -- (a social division of (usually preliterate) people)
       => social group -- (people sharing some social relation)

Sense 3
family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry -- (people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower")
       => lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock -- (the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors")

Sense 4
folk music, ethnic music, folk -- (the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community)
       => popular music, popular music genre -- (any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time))

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