gentlefolk

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

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Definition of gentlefolk

  1. :  persons of gentle or good family and breeding

Examples of gentlefolk in a sentence

  1. an 18th-century painter whose works are typically of well-dressed gentlefolk wooing and frolicking in sylvan settings

1594

First Known Use of gentlefolk

1594


GENTLEFOLK Defined for English Language Learners

gentlefolk

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

Definition of gentlefolk for English Language Learners

  • : people who have high social status


GENTLEFOLK Defined for Kids

gentlefolk

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

Definition of gentlefolk for Students

  1. :  gentry



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