gentlefolk

plural noun
gen·​tle·​folk | \ ˈjen-tᵊl-ˌfōk How to pronounce gentlefolk (audio) \
variants: or less commonly gentlefolks \ ˈjen-​tᵊl-​ˌfōks How to pronounce gentlefolks (audio) \

Definition of gentlefolk

: persons of gentle or good family and breeding

First Known Use of gentlefolk

1594, in the meaning defined above

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“Gentlefolk.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gentlefolk. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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gentlefolk

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English Language Learners Definition of gentlefolk

old-fashioned : people who have high social status

gentlefolk

noun plural
gen·​tle·​folk | \ ˈjen-tᵊl-ˌfōk How to pronounce gentlefolk (audio) \

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