noun plural gen·tle·folk \ˈjen-təl-ˌfōk\

: people who have high social status

Full Definition of GENTLEFOLK

:  persons of gentle or good family and breeding

Variants of GENTLEFOLK

gen·tle·folk also gen·tle·folks \-ˌfōks\

Examples of GENTLEFOLK

  1. <an 18th-century painter whose works are typically of well-dressed gentlefolk wooing and frolicking in sylvan settings>

First Known Use of GENTLEFOLK

GENTLEFOLKS Defined for Kids


noun plural gen·tle·folk \ˈjen-təl-ˌfōk\

Definition of GENTLEFOLK for Kids

:  gentry


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