Definitions of folks

n people in general (often used in the plural)

common people, folk
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country people, countryfolk
people raised in or living in a rural environment; rustics
people of good family and breeding and high social status
grass roots
the common people at a local level (as distinguished from the centers of political activity)
home folk
folks from your own home town
rabble, ragtag, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff
disparaging terms for the common people
scum, trash
worthless people
Type of:
(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

n your parents

“he wrote to his folks every day”
Type of:
clan, kin, kin group, kindred, kinship group, tribe
group of people related by blood or marriage