Etymology
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folks (n.)

"persons," Middle English, plural of folk (n.). Colloquial sense of "people of one's family" is from 1715. In Old English in plural use it meant only "peoples, nations."

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Definitions of folks

folks (n.)
your parents;
he wrote to his folks every day
folks (n.)
people in general (often used in the plural);
folks around here drink moonshine
Synonyms: folk / common people
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