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folky

[foh-kee] /ˈfoʊ ki/ Informal.
noun, plural folkies, adjective, folkier, folkiest.
1.
Origin of folky
1935-1940
1935-40; folk + -y2

folkie

or folky

[foh-kee] /ˈfoʊ ki/ Informal.
noun
adjective, folkier, folkiest.
2.
of or relating to folk singers or folk music.
Origin
1960-65; folk (singer1) + -ie
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  • folky 554 folk are like their neighbours, poor devils who howl for excitement—want of anything better to do.

British Dictionary definitions for folky

folkie

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

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

folkie

n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for folky

fire blanks

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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