folk, noun

Dutch, AfrikaansShow more Calque formed on Dutch and Afrikaans volk.
a. In pl. : volk sense 2.
1866 E.L. Price Jrnls (1956) 231The storm is now quite hushed. The folks are merry and noisy, having crowded into my new little kitchen, & most of them are perched on the hearth.
b. noncount. volk sense 3 b. Also attributive.
1972 Evening Post 29 Apr. 1The Afrikaner student must play a central role in breaking up the cult of Afrikanerdom and to free their universities from the ‘Folk captivity’ in which they operated.
volk3 b. Also attributive.
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