: folks
used especially to explicitly signal the inclusion of groups commonly marginalized
Having women teach other women matters. Women of color. Transgender women. Disabled women. Gender-nonconforming folx. It matters because in a sea of educators who look alike, students who stand out can find themselves adrift.Amma Marfo
Disabled folx expend a lot of labor just living and surviving. For multiply-marginalized disabled folx of color, there are major expenditures in time, energy and money involved in attending a con.Alice Wong

Examples of folx in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The play weaves together the story of the Lovings’ landmark civil rights struggle and interviews with mixed-heritage folx in the Kentuckiana community. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 16 May 2023 When Selma was released in 2014, Black folx were protesting the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York. Cori Murray, Essence, 28 June 2020 Don’t Yuck My Yummm is an opportunity to amplify the voices of folx who are doing the work. Bea Dixon, refinery29.com, 3 May 2023 Trans and nonbinary folx have been occupying othered roles for too long. Seven Graham, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2023 With an understanding that LGBTQIA+ folx bear complex histories of trauma, Gibbons continues to show up every single day for her clients with a fierce presence and deep empathy, helping those around them see the root causes of injustice through their work. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 21 Oct. 2022 Street style this week was a summary of the brilliance and innovation of Black folx. Essence Fashion, Essence, 15 Sep. 2022 With the personal touch and local in-person office available to patients, quip can help even more folx improve their smile. Anthony Karcz, Forbes, 10 May 2021 Set during a single evening at a blues party in 1980s West London, Lovers Rock zones in on the connection and communion Black folx experience among one another. Kevin L. Clark, Essence, 28 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History


respelling of folks, with -x after mx., latinx

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of folx was in 1833

Dictionary Entries Near folx

Cite this Entry

“Folx.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/folx. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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