folk hero

noun

Definition of folk hero

: a person who is greatly admired by many people of a particular kind or in a particular place He has become a folk hero in his home state because of the work he has done to help poor children.

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“Folk hero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/folk%20hero. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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