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folksy

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adjective \ˈfōk-sē\

Simple Definition of folksy

  • : friendly or informal in manner or style

Full Definition of folksy

folks·i·erfolks·i·est

  1. 1 :  sociable, friendly

  2. 2 :  informal, casual, or familiar in manner or style <folksy humor>

folks·i·ly play \-sə-lē\ adverb
folks·i·ness play \-sē-nəs\ noun

Examples of folksy

  1. an entertainer with a folksy manner

  2. <a folksy manner that gives television viewers the feeling that they're visiting with a friend for an hour>



1852

First Known Use of folksy

1852



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