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menfolk

[men-fohk] /ˈmɛnˌfoʊk/
plural noun
1.
men, especially those belonging to a family or community:
The menfolk are all working in the fields.
Also, menfolks.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; men + folk
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British Dictionary definitions for men-folk

menfolk

/ˈmɛnˌfəʊk/
plural noun
1.
men collectively, esp the men of a particular family
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Word Origin and History for men-folk

menfolk

n.

also men-folk "the male sex, men generally," 1802, from men + folk (n.).

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