|1.||the unwritten literature of a people as expressed in folk tales, proverbs, riddles, songs, etc|
|2.||the body of stories and legends attached to a particular place, group, activity, etc: Hollywood folklore; rugby folklore|
|3.||the anthropological discipline concerned with the study of folkloric materials|
Traditional stories and legends, transmitted orally (rather than in writing) from generation to generation. The stories of Paul Bunyan are examples of American folklore.