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Definition of "folksy" []

  • Informal Simple and unpretentious in behavior. (adjective)
  • Informal Characterized by informality and affability: a friendly, folksy town. (adjective)
  • Informal Modest; low-key: folksy humor; a folksy style that masked a keen business mind. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "folksy" in a sentence
  • "And for the con complaints about it took too long for President Obama to decide, let me see if I can put in "folksy" terms, have you heard the old "saw" to "measure twice and cut once"?"
  • "Brian Francis Slattery, accompanied by a violinist, bassist, and his own slick banjo playing sung selections from his novel LIBERATION in folksy, Appalachian style."
  • "Told in folksy language and down-home idioms that only occasionally veer into corn pone, this enjoyable story evokes a world once hidden in plain sight, and the inevitability of its end."