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

Definition of folksy

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

Other Words from folksy

folksily \ ˈfōk-​sə-​lē How to pronounce folksy (audio) \ adverb
folksiness \ ˈfōk-​sē-​nəs How to pronounce folksy (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
Recent Examples on the Web Also tiresomely cute, with the wildly overqualified Cranston and Bening in the title roles dialing up the folksy oldsterisms to grating degrees. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 June 2022 But these touches, not to mention the many needle drops from the era’s perkiest pop and soul, seem hardly necessary when Rylance’s shuffling, quirky brand of distracted optimism is its own engine of folksy positivity. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2022 Pie Diner, the folksy eatery where much of the show takes place, even before the curtain rises. cleveland, 22 May 2022 Closing out the episode was Fritz Hager, who has regularly impressed the judges with his soulful, folksy sound. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2022 Her persona has been folksy rather than mysterious. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 During American Idol’s first live episode of season 5 (overall 20th season), Leah sang her folksy tune in front of a bigger audience and she was accompanied by a band. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 19 Apr. 2022 Alben Barkley, Truman’s VP, was folksy enough to have his own television show. Nr Editors, National Review, 31 Mar. 2022 There is nothing folksy, never mind pastoral or genteel, about Crews. Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of folksy

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jun 2022

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“Folksy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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