folksy

adjective
\ ˈfōk-sē \
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 \ adverb
folksiness \ ˈfōk-​sē-​nəs \ 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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In the Red Hills of Georgia on the Ochlockonee River, the town has three art galleries, an antiques market, and a folksy main street with a bookstore, a barber, and a cheese shop. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "Century-Old Millpond Plantation Is the Height of Southern Charm," 19 Oct. 2018 Above is a new photo of Crown Princess Victoria and her husband, Prince Daniel, along with their two children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, all looking quite folksy there with a donkey. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Swedish Royal Family Just Released Three Perfectly Color-Coordinated Portraits," 20 Aug. 2018 The Florence and the Machine singer has cultivated a folksy look that is undeniably unique. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Florence Welch Proves She’s Still the Queen of Bohemian Style," 12 Aug. 2018 DeWine's folksy style of campaigning includes annual ice-cream socials at his family farm in Cedarville. cleveland.com, "What the candidates for governor want you to know -- and what they don't," 27 Mar. 2018 Guitarist and lead singer Chris Porterfield exuded folksy charm as he and his bandmates, including Milwaukee’s Devin Dobka on drums and Tom Wincek on keyboards, cruised through songs from their new album, Summertime Songs. Erin Richards, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Eaux Claires IV review: Day 1 music," 7 July 2018 Apologies, but a conversation with Bobby and Nancy Leonard is a trip down a winding road, with beautiful vistas and unexpected corners and that folksy Indiana voice of Slick’s coming from the car stereo. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Bobby and Nancy Leonard's love story helped save the Indiana Pacers," 27 June 2018 Late in the campaign and seeking to reverse the polls, Meade has changed style, adopting a more folksy manner and even tossing off some mild vulgarity. Maria Verza, Fox News, "Ruling party's Meade banking on upset in Mexico election," 26 June 2018 Add a little island pride to that folksy sensibility, and suddenly everyone is related when a kid from Ewa Beach shocks the country with one of the most stunning plays in college football history. Michael Casagrande, AL.com, "Alabama 2018 homecoming date set," 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of folksy

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of folksy was in 1852

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folksy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of folksy

: friendly or informal in manner or style

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