from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A folk singer or musician.
  • n. One who is an enthusiast of folk music.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or in the style of folk music.

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  • n. a folk singer, or an enthusiast of folk music
  • adj. of, or relating to folk music


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  • It should challenge the 'folkie' stereotype of four old geezers in Aran Sweaters singing diddly dee.

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  • But because she's a "folkie," her amazing guitar chops will have to remain another one of

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  • Canadian folkie and Seth Rogen lookalike Dan Mangan set the bar high in the early afternoon by leaping over a fence to join the just plain folk for a ridiculously infectious chorus of "Robots need love, too."

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  • But the old folkie Tom Rush somehow made it down from Vermont, classical pianist Shai "Fingers of Fire" Wosner from upper West End Avenue, and the whole permanent cast of " A Prairie Home Companion" from the prairie--to Town hall, for their annual regular appearance in New York.

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  • The song isn't the most obvious that one would associate with Mr. Bragg, a post-punk folkie known for his activist political stances.

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  • I'll be lucky to get half that much for all this folkie crap.

    Pahk Your Kahma in Hahvahd Yahd

  • On Wednesday, a day before that prickly politburo known as the Swedish Academy decided who was to enter the Nobel canon and bank $1.5 million in prize money, the British bookies were suggesting that Philip Roth would again fall short and croaking folkie Bob Dylan, author of the justly forgotten 1971 faux-beatnik novel "Tarantula," would walk away with the prize.

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  • As with 2008's Sweet Bells, Penistone folkie Rusby draws on the tradition of carol singing in South Yorkshire public houses, even unearthing centuries-old tunes in Diadem and Holmfirth Anthem.

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  • Getty Images Sufjan Stevens Sufjan Stevens is a young indie folkie of uncommon ambition.

    Wing It Out Loud Around Town

  • It's almost 50 years to the day since he played his first big show in the Big Apple—as a teenage folkie opening for John Lee Hooker—and Bob Dylan is making his debut on perhaps the last remaining big stage, China.

    Dylan's Beijing Bob

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