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Definition of Folks


  1. In Anglo-Saxon times, the people of a group of townships or villages; a community; a tribe.
  2. People in general, or a separate class of people; -- generally used in the plural form, and often with a qualifying adjective; as, the old folks; poor folks.
  3. The persons of one's own family; as, our folks are all well.

Folks Quotations

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln

There was one thing my daddy wouldn't tolerate in any shape, form or fashion, and that was being unkind or rude to somebody. That was just very important to my folks. And as it turns out, that was a legacy that he left me that money can't buy, is how to be able to treat people.
Paula Deen

Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called 'walking.'
George W. Bush

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
H. L. Mencken

We don't need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables - the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers - to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences.
Jane Elliot
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Folks Translations

folks in German is Leute, Volk, Leute
folks in Italian is gente, volgo