/jen"tl fohk'/, n. (used with a pl. v.)
persons of good family and breeding.
Also, gentlefolks.
[1585-95; GENTLE + FOLK]

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Universalium. 2010.


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  • Gentlefolk — Gen tle*folk , Gentlefolks Gen tle*folks , n. pl. Persons of gentle or good family and breeding. [Generally in the United States in the plural form.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gentlefolk — ► PLURAL NOUN archaic ▪ people of noble birth or good social position …   English terms dictionary

  • gentlefolk — [jent′ l fōk΄] pl.n. people of high social standing: also gentlefolks …   English World dictionary

  • gentlefolk — also gentlefolks noun plural Date: 1594 persons of gentle or good family and breeding …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gentlefolk — noun People of superior social position …   Wiktionary

  • gentlefolk — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. lords and ladies, upper class, nobility; see aristocracy …   English dictionary for students

  • gentlefolk — gen|tle|folk [ˈdʒentlfəuk US fouk] n [plural] old use people belonging to the higher social classes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gentlefolk — gen|tle|folk [ dʒentl,fouk ] noun plural an old word for people who come from families in a high social class …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gentlefolk — n. one of good family or good breeding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gentlefolk — plural noun archaic people of noble birth or good social position …   English new terms dictionary

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