Share this entry
folkways Line breaks: folk|ways
Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊkweɪz/

Definition of folkways in English:

plural noun

The traditional behaviour or way of life of a particular community or group of people: a study of Cherokee folklore and folkways
More example sentences
  • The dievturi look to ancient Latvian culture, particularly folk songs, for their beliefs and are credited for their efforts in maintaining old folkways.
  • A gradual transition to American life weakened immigrant folkways.
  • Hurston's ethnography of African American folklore and folkways was published in 1935.
Definition of folkways in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources