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folknik

[fohk-nik] /ˈfoʊk nɪk/
noun, Slang.
1.
a devotee or performer of folk music.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; folk (music) + -nik
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Examples for folknik
  • In the word folknik, for example, the suffix nik is added to the word folk in a way that it reminds us of the word beatnik.
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folknik

noun

A folk-music devotee or enthusiast (1960s+)

Related Terms

-nik


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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