\ 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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There are certainly no doubts now about the folksy 49-year-old coach. Stephen Hawkins, The Seattle Times, "Dabo Swinney fulfills promise with Clemson’s best decade," 1 Jan. 2019 Immigrants at this modest shelter run by a folksy evangelical pastor weren’t deterred by the outcry surrounding family separations that is roiling the U.S. Juan Montes, WSJ, "Migrants Relieved Over U.S. Policy Shift After Long Journeys to Border," 20 June 2018 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., "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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of folksy

informal : friendly or informal in manner or style

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an act or instance of returning to life

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