Definition of folkway
: a mode of thinking, feeling, or acting common to a given group of people; especially : a traditional social custom
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Unlike on Long Island, relations between the Russians visiting the Maryland compound and local residents have generally been placid — even if the Russians did not always adopt the local folkways.
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