from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Men considered as a group.
- n.pl. The male members of a community or family.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The male members of a group.
- n. Male people in general.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Now fishermen -- or "menfolk" -- from Hartley Bay sped towards the ferry in small speedboats, drenched by pouring rain and chopping waves.
The latter owned property, were encouraged to be fit, to play sport, and were largely in charge of things as their menfolk were always absent.
Time to call the menfolk indoors to dish up, then the women and girls to follow soon after.
There are no decent you tubes of this, the "menfolk" probably didn't care for it much, so you will have to listen to it
It's one long oven cleaner commercial, complete with eye-rolling women and shrugging menfolk.
That could be women buying their menfolk Christmas presents, or it may point to an evolution in the way men shop and deport themselves.
"I seen that Lee skeedaddling out as I rid in, Captain. An 'there's more menfolk an' horses in Cedar City than the size of the place'd warrant."
No longer did she have to fetch wood and water and wait hand and foot upon cantankerous menfolk.
It was all too ridiculous, the introducing of disruptive foreign substances into the bodies of little black menfolk.
EDIT: Yes, yes, shkeevy menfolk should not try this.