Simple Definition of gentlefolk
: people who have high social status
Full Definition of gentlefolk
: persons of gentle or good family and breeding
Examples of gentlefolk
<an 18th-century painter whose works are typically of well-dressed gentlefolk wooing and frolicking in sylvan settings>
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