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folkie

[foh-kee] /ˈfoʊ ki/
noun
adjective, folkier, folkiest.
2.
of or pertaining to folk singers or folk music.
Also, folky.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; folk (singer) + -ie

folky

[foh-kee] /ˈfoʊ ki/
noun, plural folkies, adjective, folkier, folkiest.
1.
Origin
1935-40; folk + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for folkier

folkie

/ˈfəʊkɪ/
noun (pl) -ies
1.
a devotee of folk music
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Word Origin and History for folkier

folkie

n.

"devotee of (modern) folk music," attested by 1966, with -ie.

folky

adj.

"characteristic of the common people," 1914, from folk + -y (2). Old English had folcisc "popular, secular, common."

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Slang definitions & phrases for folkier

folkie

noun

A folk singer or folk-music devotee: The precious youth audience was lost to the folkies and the rockers (1960s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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