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Yes. The word folk is a Scrabble US word. The word folk is worth 11 points in Scrabble:

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You can make 5 words from 'folk' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'folk'

FOLK 11 

2 letters words from 'folk'

KO 6LO 2
OF 5OK 6

All 4 letters words made out of folk

folk oflk flok lfok olfk lofk fokl ofkl fkol kfol okfl kofl flko lfko fklo kflo lkfo klfo olkf lokf oklf kolf lkof klof

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word folk. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in folk.

Definitions and meaning of folk

folk

Alternative forms

  • vok, volk, volke (dialectal)

Etymology

From Middle English folk, from Old English folc, from Proto-Germanic *fulką, from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁-gós, from *pleh₁- (to fill). Cognate with German Volk, Dutch volk, Swedish folk and Danish folk. Doublet of volk.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fəʊk/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /foʊk/
  • Rhymes: -əʊk

Adjective

folk (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a land, their culture, tradition, or history.
  2. Of or pertaining to common people as opposed to ruling classes or elites.
  3. (architecture) Of or related to local building materials and styles.
  4. Believed or transmitted by the common people; not academically correct or rigorous.

Derived terms

  • folk etymology

Translations

Noun

folk (plural folk or folks)

  1. (archaic) A grouping of smaller peoples or tribes as a nation.
    • J. R. Green
      The organization of each folk, as such, sprang mainly from war.
  2. The inhabitants of a region, especially the native inhabitants.
    • 1907, Race Prejudice, Jean Finot, page 251:
      We thus arrive at a most unexpected imbroglio. The French have become a Germanic folk and the Germanic folk have become Gaulish!
  3. (plural only, plural: folks) One’s relatives, especially one’s parents.
  4. (music) Folk music.
  5. (plural only) People in general.
  6. (plural only) A particular group of people.

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Further reading

  • "folk" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 136.

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse fólk, from Proto-Germanic *fulką.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔlk/, [fʌlˀɡ̊]

Noun

folk n (singular definite folket, plural indefinite folk)

  1. people
  2. men
  3. crew
Declension
Synonyms
  • (nation): folkeslag, nation
Derived terms
  • hoffolk
Further reading
  • “folk” in Den Danske Ordbog
  • “folk” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog

Etymology 2

From English folk (folk music).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɔwɡ̊]

Noun

folk c (singular definite folken, not used in plural form)

  1. folk music (contemporary music in the style of traditional folk music)

See also

  • folk on the Danish Wikipedia.Wikipedia da

Finnish

Alternative forms

  • folkki

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfolk/, [ˈfo̞lk]
  • Rhymes: -olk
  • Syllabification: folk

Noun

folk

  1. (music) folk, folk music

Declension

Compounds

  • folklaulaja
  • folkmusiikki

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • volk, foolk, fok

Etymology

From Old English folc.

Noun

folk (plural folk or folkes)

  1. folk

Descendants

  • English: folk
  • Scots: fowk

References

  • “folk, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse fólk, folk, from Proto-Germanic *fulką.

Noun

folk n (definite singular folket, indefinite plural folk, definite plural folka or folkene)

  1. a people
  2. people in general
  3. folk

Derived terms

Related terms

  • avfolke
  • befolke

References

  • “folk” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse fólk, folk.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔlk/

Noun

folk n (definite singular folket, indefinite plural folk, definite plural folka)

  1. people

Derived terms

References

  • “folk” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Frisian

Alternative forms

  • fulk,

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *fulką.

Noun

folk n

  1. people, folk

Inflection

Descendants

  • North Frisian:
    Föhr-Amrum: folk
  • Saterland Frisian: Foulk
  • West Frisian: folk

Old Saxon

Alternative forms

  • folc

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *fulką.

Noun

folk n

  1. people, folk

Declension


Descendants

  • Middle Low German: volk
    • Low German:
      • German Low German:
        Hamburgisch: Volk
        Westphalian:
        Lippisch: Volk
        Ravensbergisch: Folk
        Sauerländisch: Volk
        Westmünsterländisch: Volk
    • Plautdietsch: Volkj

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English folk.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈfow.ki/

Noun

folk m (uncountable)

  1. (music) folk music (contemporary music in traditional style)

Synonyms

  • música folk

Scots

Noun

folk (plural folks)

  1. Alternative spelling of fowk

Spanish

Etymology

English folk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfolk/

Noun

folk m (uncountable)

  1. folk (music)

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse fólk, folk, from Proto-Germanic *fulką.

Pronunciation

Noun

folk n

  1. (uncountable) people in general, humans
  2. a people, a nation; in compounds referring to local or national traditions (folklore), national institutions (folkhem) or international relations (folkrätt)

Declension

Derived terms


West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian folk, from Proto-Germanic *fulką.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /folk/

Noun

folk n (plural folken, diminutive folkje)

  1. people, folk

Further reading

  • “folk”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Interjection

folk

  1. call at the door if anyone's home

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a people or tribe.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)