folk hero

noun

Definition of folk hero

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

folkplay
  1. :  a group of kindred tribes forming a nation :  people

    :  the great proportion of the members of a people that determines the group character and that tends to preserve its characteristic form of civilization and its customs, arts and crafts, legends, traditions, and superstitions from generation to generation

    :  a certain kind, class, or group of people

  1. :  originating or traditional with the common people of a country or region and typically reflecting their lifestyle

    :  of or relating to the common people or to the study of the common people

heroplay
  1. :  a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability

    :  an illustrious warrior

    :  a person admired for achievements and noble qualities


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