plural noun

Definition of countryfolk

1 : fellow countrymen
2 : country dwellers : rustics

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First Known Use of countryfolk

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Countryfolk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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