\ ˈfōks How to pronounce folx (audio) \

Definition of folx

: 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 MarfoDisabled 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

First Known Use of folx

1997, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for folx

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

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“Folx.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/folx. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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