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1. The traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people, transmitted orally.
2. The comparative study of folk knowledge and culture. Also called folkloristics.
a. A body of widely accepted but usually spurious notions about a place, group, or institution: Rumors of their antics became part of the folklore of Hollywood.
b. A popular but unfounded belief.

folk′lor′ic adj.
folk′lor′ish adj.
folk′lor′ist n.
folk′lor·is′tic adj.


similar to folklore
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From England, Hannah Khalil's Plan D dramatizes history another way, representing the Nakba through folklorish simplicity: a rustic family's contented life is disrupted, first by a relative's horrific news and the signs of mysterious attack nearby, which drive the family to seek refuge in the woods; and then by a revelation about family members that strains the parents' bond as they cope with the larger upheaval.
These mordant tableaux quickly found their way into a delicate, folklorish cycle of drawings and paintings.
In India, the entire gamut of this aACAyblack money' and aACAySwiss bank accounts' issue has acquired an almost folklorish proportion.