Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A practice, custom, or belief shared by the members of a group as part of their common culture.

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  • noun A custom or belief common to members of a society or culture

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Examples

  • Its main ambition was to liberate individuals from the arbitrary authority of place, family, and folkway, and to permit them a life of material success amid an economic system that generated an endless bazaar of values ...

    Conservatism after the consumer society

  • Its main ambition was to liberate individuals from the arbitrary authority of place, family, and folkway, and to permit them a life of material success amid an economic system that generated an endless bazaar of values ...

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Backdating was evidently a Silicon Valley folkway.

    A Backdating Sentencing

  • The same is true of any folkway so long as it is not yet doubted.

    Folkways A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs, Mores, and Morals

  • And thence to the tangled thicket where the folkway cleaves it through,

    The House of the Wolfings

  • It is an entrenched North American folkway that kites should fly in March.

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  • Fry does beat him, once, then decides this is one folkway she cannot accept.

    PopMatters

  • This sort of diversity makes it rather peculiar to speak of a Mid-Atlantic cultural folkway in which Germans, Dutch, Quakers, Roman Catholics, Swedes and Long Island Yankees can be thrown together into one pot.

    Gene Expression

  • This sort of diversity makes it rather peculiar to speak of a Mid-Atlantic cultural folkway in which Germans, Dutch, Quakers, Roman Catholics, Swedes and Long Island Yankees can be thrown together into one pot.

    Gene Expression

  • This sort of diversity makes it rather peculiar to speak of a Mid-Atlantic cultural folkway in which Germans, Dutch, Quakers, Roman Catholics, Swedes and Long Island Yankees can be thrown together into one pot.

    Gene Expression

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