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folk·sy

 (fōk′sē)
adj. folk·si·er, folk·si·est Informal
1. Simple and unpretentious in behavior.
2. Characterized by informality and affability: a friendly, folksy town.
3. Modest; low-key: folksy humor; a folksy style that masked a keen business mind.

[folks, pl. of folk + -y.]

folk′si·ly adv.
folk′si·ness n.

folksy

(ˈfəʊksɪ)
adj, -sier or -siest
1. of or like ordinary people; sometimes used derogatorily to describe affected simplicity
2. informal chiefly US and Canadian friendly; affable
3. (Art Terms) of or relating to folk art
ˈfolksiness n

folk•sy

(ˈfoʊk si)

adj. -si•er, -si•est.
1. friendly or neighborly; sociable.
2. very informal; familiar; unceremonious: The politician affected a folksy style.
[1850–55, Amer.]
folk′si•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.folksy - characteristic of country life; "cracker-barrel philosophy"; "folksy humor"; "the air of homespun country boys"
rural - living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
2.folksy - very informal and familiar; "a folksy radio commentator"; "a folksy style"
informal - not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
Translations
kansanomainenlupsakka

folksy

[ˈfəʊksɪ] ADJ
1. (= rustic) [furniture] → rústico; [music] → folklórico; [clothes] → de campesino
they sold folksy country furniturevendían muebles rústicos típicos del campo
2. (pej) (= affected) → de una rusticidad fingida
3. (US) (= affable) [person, manner] → campechano; [speech, comment] → de estilo campechano

folksy

[ˈfəʊksi] adj
(= rustic) [style] → rustique

folksy

adj
(= rustic) music, culture, charmvolkstümlich; clothesbäuerlich; furniturerustikal
(pej: = fake rustic) → auf rustikal gemacht (pej)
(US: = affable, informal) person, mannerfreundlich, herzlich; speech, commentvolkstümlich

folksy

[ˈfəʊksɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (often pej) (person) → senza pretese; (art, humour) → popolare
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