folkishness

folkish

[foh-kish]
adjective
1.
of or resembling the common people: folkish crafts.
2.
resembling or based on folklore, folk music, or folk dances: a violin concerto that is strongly folkish.
Also, folklike [fohk-lahyk] .


Origin:
1935–40; folk + -ish1

folkishness, noun
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folk (fəʊk)
 
n , pl folk, folks
1.  (functioning as plural; often plural in form) people in general, esp those of a particular group or class: country folk
2.  informal (functioning as plural; usually plural in form) members of a family
3.  informal (functioning as singular) short for folk music
4.  a people or tribe
5.  (modifier) relating to, originating from, or traditional to the common people of a country: a folk song
 
[Old English folc; related to Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old High German folk]
 
'folkish
 
adj
 
'folkishness
 
n

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