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

  • adj. Informal Simple and unpretentious in behavior.
  • adj. Informal Characterized by informality and affability: a friendly, folksy town.
  • adj. Informal Modest; low-key: folksy humor; a folksy style that masked a keen business mind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Characteristic of simple country life.
  • adj. Informal, affable and familiar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as cracker-barrel.
  • adj. very informal and familiar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characteristic of country life
  • adj. very informal and familiar

Etymologies

folks, pl. of folk + -y1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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