folk·​ish | \ ˈfō-kish How to pronounce folkish (audio) \

Definition of folkish

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folkishness noun

Examples of folkish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here, the Australian singer Courtney Barnett applies a sweet, folkish Americana tone to this love song, one of the usually unflappable Reed's best works. David Chiu, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Based on the possibly fictional letters of its title character, the work is built around themes in a folkish cowboy style. Allan Kozinn,, 27 July 2019 His ballads, surprisingly folkish and pop-like, are odes to the Kingdom of Hungary, before the Treaty of Trianon of 1920 that left the Hungarian state landlocked and with two-thirds less land. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of folkish

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Folkish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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