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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



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