just plain folks

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of just plain folks

US
: ordinary people
  • All kinds of people attended the event, including politicians, celebrities, and just plain folks.

Word by Word Definitions

just play
  1. : having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason : reasonable

  2. : conforming to a standard of correctness : proper

  3. : faithful to an original

  1. : exactly, precisely

  2. : very recently

  3. : by a very small margin : barely

  1. : archaic variant of joust

plain play
  1. : complain

  1. : an extensive area of level or rolling treeless country

  2. : a broad unbroken expanse

  3. : something free from artifice, ornament, or extraneous matter

  1. : even, level

  2. : lacking ornament : undecorated

  3. : free of extraneous matter : pure

  1. : in a plain manner : without obscurity or ambiguity

  1. : absolutely

folk play folks
  1. : a group of kindred tribes forming a nation : people

  2. : the great proportion of the members of a people that determines the group character and that tends to preserve its characteristic form of civilization and its customs, arts and crafts, legends, traditions, and superstitions from generation to generation

  3. : a certain kind, class, or group of people

  1. : originating or traditional with the common people of a country or region and typically reflecting their lifestyle

  2. : of or relating to the common people or to the study of the common people


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