relating to the traditional art or culture of a community or nation:a folk museum relating to or originating from the beliefs and opinions of ordinary people:a folk hero folk wisdom
1 (also folks) informal people in general:her parents were country folk an old folks' home
) used as a friendly form of address to a group of people:meanwhile folks, why not relax and enjoy the atmosphere?
) chiefly North American the members of one’s family, especially one’s parents:his folks still live here
2 [mass noun] folk music:a mixture of folk and reggae [as modifier]:a folk singer