plural noun
men, especially those belonging to a family or community: The menfolk are all working in the fields.
Also, menfolks.

1795–1805; men + folk Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
menfolk or sometimes (US) menfolks (ˈmɛnˌfəʊk)
pl n
men collectively, esp the men of a particular family
menfolks or sometimes (US) menfolks
pl n

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Example sentences
Noting that their menfolk got better jobs if they were more highly educated, they piled into the colleges.
For a show about housewives, it seems more focused on menfolk than friendship between females.
Apples offered a source of income and provided the family with fruit and the menfolk with cider to help with the haying.
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