Definition of town folk in English:

town folk

Pronunciation /ˈtaʊn fəʊk/


  • 1The inhabitants of a town; townspeople; town dwellers. As a mass noun.

  • 2In plural. Now chiefly US.

  • 3As a mass noun, with possessive adjective: the inhabitants of one's own town.


Middle English; earliest use found in The Chronicle of Robert of Gloucester. From town + folk.