home folks

plural noun

: the people of one's home locality
especially : the members of one's immediate family

Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of home folks was in 1798

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“Home folks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20folks. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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