folksier; folksiest
: informal, casual, or familiar in manner or style
folksy humor
folksily adverb
folksiness 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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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of folksy was in 1852

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“Folksy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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