1. folk, folks, common people, people

usage: people in general (often used in the plural); "they're just country folk"; "folks around here drink moonshine"; "the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next"

2. tribe, folk, social group

usage: a social division of (usually preliterate) people

3. family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry, lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock

usage: people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

4. folk music, ethnic music, folk, popular music, popular music genre

usage: the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community

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