gentlefolk

plural noun gen·tle·folk \ ˈjen-tᵊl-ˌfōk \
variants: or less commonly gentlefolks play \ˈjen-tᵊl-ˌfōks\

Definition of gentlefolk

: persons of gentle or good family and breeding

First Known Use of gentlefolk

1594


GENTLEFOLK Defined for English Language Learners

gentlefolk

noun

Definition of gentlefolk for English Language Learners

  • : people who have high social status


GENTLEFOLK Defined for Kids

gentlefolk

noun plural gen·tle·folk \ ˈjen-tᵊl-ˌfōk \

Definition of gentlefolk for Students

: gentry


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