Definition of folklore
- The coyote appears in much of Native American folklore.
- Paul Bunyan is a figure from folklore.
- a specialist in folklore
- the folklore about the health risks of computers
The coyote appears in a great deal of Native American folklore.
the rich folklore of Louisiana
He can't tell the difference between fact and folklore.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'folklore.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: traditional customs, beliefs, stories, and sayings
: ideas or stories that are not true but that many people have heard or read
What made you want to look up folklore? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to pay off by making regular payments
Get Word of the Day daily email!