folk·​ish ˈfō-kish How to pronounce folkish (audio)
folkishness noun

Examples of folkish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sakurai sits outside and fingerpicks the folkish arrangement. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 13 Sep. 2023 But the grave tempo suppresses any hint of folkish character; instead, the dolor only deepens. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2023 Fernanda Douglas composed the folkish tunes. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 6 Feb. 2023 Moitessier is swathed in luxe floral fabric with fashionable bare shoulders, Walter in a folkish blouse with puffy sleeves, provocatively slipping to her sides. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 26 Oct. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of folkish was in 1938

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“Folkish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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