This word is on the rise mostly because politicians and people fearing being politically incorrect use it as a replacement for "those people" or just "people". But it essentially confers the same meaning. It refers to "the other" and any class of people the speaker is referring to except him/herself. Thus it is ironic the term used as an abbreviation for the inclusive and mostly quaint "Kinfolk" word now stands as doublespeak for identifying a group of people with whom the speaker has no desire for affiliation.
"Folks are having a hard time out there making a living."- any politician, pundit or otherwise self-important, and paid person commenting about persons decidedly NOT him or her.
by mache1 November 26, 2012
Folk- Derivitive of Folk Nation, meaning Follow Our Lord King in reference to Larry Hoover, David Barksdale, or King Shorty. Folk Nation being a gang Crips pull heavily on in terms of knowledge and signs. There are several different sets underneath the Nation including Gangster Disciples and King Cobras.
FUBU- Folks Up Bkloodz Under
by 6Poppin November 25, 2004
A Gangster Nation formed under the 6 point star of David. reps the pitchforks up the cane down the sword down the 3 point crown up the 5 point crown down. we hate Vicci Lous,Bumblebeez, MuMus, slobs, piss stones, and everybody that reps the jive we also hate crips that try to rep the 6 and the pitchfork they are fake as hell. our colors are Black, White, Grey, and Babyblue but not dark blue that is in fact a crip color we dont disrespect until disrespected and real Folks only fight when we have to but we have to alot.
by Chucky T December 08, 2004
folk nation, a organization that got many allied sets togeather and bangs the black flag and wears black, white.. and blue sometimes. they rep the 6 point star (king davids star) and the pitch fork. folk is da hardest group of niggaz in da world.
dat nigga got a black flag he bang folk
by lil G 74 December 02, 2006