Definition of menfolk in English:

menfolk

Syllabification: men·folk
Pronunciation: /ˈmenˌfōk
 
/
(also menfolks)

noun

  • A group of men considered collectively, especially the men of a particular family or community: the menfolk of the village watch the goings-on
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    • The common refrain that it is the menfolk in the families who control the women elected members may be partly true; but studies show that the situation is rapidly changing.
    • I can understand the anguish which will be beginning to form in the minds of so many Ulster families whose menfolk have worked at Harland's for generations.
    • Then, there is the crucial administering of the medicine in the murrel that is deftly handled by the menfolk and the women in the family.

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