\ ˈfōk-sē How to pronounce folksy (audio) \
folksier; folksiest

Definition of folksy

2 : informal, casual, or familiar in manner or style folksy humor

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Other Words from folksy

folksily \ ˈfōk-​sə-​lē How to pronounce folksily (audio) \ adverb
folksiness \ ˈfōk-​sē-​nəs How to pronounce folksiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of folksy in a Sentence

an entertainer with a folksy manner a folksy manner that gives television viewers the feeling that they're visiting with a friend for an hour
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First Known Use of folksy

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Folksy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of folksy

informal : friendly or informal in manner or style

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