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folklore

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noun folk·lore \ˈfōk-ˌlȯr\

Simple Definition of folklore

  • : traditional customs, beliefs, stories, and sayings

  • : ideas or stories that are not true but that many people have heard or read

Full Definition of folklore

  1. 1 :  traditional customs, tales, sayings, dances, or art forms preserved among a people

  2. 2 :  a branch of knowledge that deals with folklore

  3. 3 :  an often unsupported notion, story, or saying that is widely circulated

folk·lor·ic play \-ˌlȯr-ik\ adjective
folk·lor·ish play \-ish\ adjective
folk·lor·ist play \-ist\ noun
folk·lor·is·tic play \ˌfōk-ˌlȯr-ˈis-tik\ adjective

Examples of folklore

  1. The coyote appears in a great deal of Native American folklore.

  2. the rich folklore of Louisiana

  3. He can't tell the difference between fact and folklore.



1846

First Known Use of folklore

1846


FOLKLORE Defined for Kids

folklore

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noun folk·lore \ˈfōk-ˌlȯr\

Definition of folklore

  1. :  traditional customs, beliefs, stories, and sayings





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