menfolk

plural noun
men·folk | \ ˈmen-ˌfōk \
variants: or menfolks \-ˌfōks \

Definition of menfolk 

1 : men in general

2 : the men of a family or community

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As Jason kills time before his date, the menfolk sit around the hotel, which did not pay to have its name broadcast on the show. Melissa Locker, Time, "The Bachelorette Recap: Everybody Hates Chris," 4 July 2018 Essentially, the victorious clans would exterminate their opponent’s menfolk to ensure ongoing dominance and the eradication of potential competition. Jamie Seidel, Fox News, "When men almost became extinct," 31 May 2018 The presence of babies, children and jewelry offers proof that women did occupy Sandby borg at some point before their menfolk were slaughtered. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Skeletons tell story of 'truly horrifying' fifth-century massacre," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of menfolk

1749, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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menfolk

noun

English Language Learners Definition of menfolk

: the men of a family, town, etc.

menfolk

noun plural
men·folk | \ ˈmen-ˌfōk \
variants: or menfolks \-ˌfōks \

Kids Definition of menfolk

: the men of a family or community

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