Definition of folkways in English:

folkways

plural noun

  • The traditional behaviour or way of life of a particular community or group of people.

    ‘a study of Cherokee folklore and folkways’
    • ‘I include our history, our sports and other modes of recreation, our folkways and our means of making a living.’
    • ‘During primary socialization we absorb basic knowledge about our society's values, norms, folkways, and mores.’
    • ‘One rarely considers the fact that the Ivory Tower is its own sort of reality, with customs and folkways that would befuddle the most conscientious anthropologist.’
    • ‘The urban folkways of New York City, for all its highly cultivated habits of historical amnesia, have strong linkages to the distant past.’
    • ‘A gradual transition to American life weakened immigrant folkways.’
    • ‘Furthermore, the mores and folkways of our culture, the small and mundane actions of our lives, still reflect a patriarchal bias.’
    • ‘But under the curious folkways of Washington, too much truth-telling and question-raising can only spell trouble.’
    • ‘Such is the innocence of those unacquainted with the peculiar folkways of Congress.’
    • ‘The dievturi look to ancient Latvian culture, particularly folk songs, for their beliefs and are credited for their efforts in maintaining old folkways.’
    • ‘And if you'd like to learn more about the Anglo-Saxon roots of American folkways, I highly recommend Albion's Seed.’
    • ‘Scholars have since noted that many artists from the urban Northeast used southern folkways as a subject during this period.’
    • ‘May provides examples of friendliness, helpfulness, and camaraderie, and she documents specific folkways, expressions, and customs.’
    • ‘So, learning the habits and folkways and customs of the people you're dealing with is a good idea.’
    • ‘Hurston's ethnography of African American folklore and folkways was published in 1935.’
    • ‘Their folkways, foods and fads are unfathomable to ordinary Americans.’
    • ‘In order to meet her goals, she must abandon Celtic folkways, join organizations, and raise money from many sources.’
    • ‘There are also the celebrations of seasonal folkways known as farmers' dances and music.’
    • ‘J-school socializes its graduates, educating them about the mores and folkways of journalism and how to dance the newsroom dance.’
    • ‘Someday, Georgia's combination of uncrowded nature, stunning scenery, and friendly folkways could benefit locals and tourist alike.’
    • ‘The history of U.S. military doctrine describes a rough evolution from these folkways toward its contemporary forms.’

Pronunciation:

folkways

/ˈfəʊkweɪz/