how to pronounce folks


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folks is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of folks in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… best you can do so folks I want you to …”

meanings of folks


  1. The members of one's immediate family, especially one's parents.
  2. Late 19th and early 20th century migrants to California from Iowa and other parts of the Midwestern United States.
  3. Plural of folk.
  4. People in general; everybody or anybody.
  5. The police.


  1. A surname​.
  2. Plural of Folk.

folks frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word folks occurs in english on average 65.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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