menfolk


menfolk
a) The male members of a group.

At our family reunion, the menfolk generally have a ball game, while the womenfolk gossip and trade snapshots.

b) Male people in general.

The old woman was surprised when the soldiers stopped to look at her camouflage quilts, since menfolk are rarely interested in needlework.


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  • Menfolk — is a four man Danish musical group based in Copenhagen. They formed in the mid 90s as a three man group called Prune, but in 2000 gained a bass player and changed their name.Menfolk is: Per Cnöeldh on the drums, Søren Kirk Jakobsen on bass,… …   Wikipedia

  • menfolk — (n.) also men folk the male sex, men generally, 1802, from MEN (Cf. men) + FOLK (Cf. folk) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • menfolk — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ the men of a family or community considered collectively …   English terms dictionary

  • menfolk — [men′fōk΄] pl.n. [Informal or Dial.] men: also menfolks …   English World dictionary

  • menfolk — /men fohk /, n.pl. men, esp. those belonging to a family or community: The menfolk are all working in the fields. Also, menfolks. [1795 1805; MEN + FOLK] * * * …   Universalium

  • menfolk — men|folk [ˈmenfəuk US fouk] n [plural] old fashioned the men in a particular society, family etc →↑womenfolk ▪ Many women took in washing to supplement the income of their menfolk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • menfolk — [[t]me̱nfoʊk[/t]] N PLURAL: usu poss N When women refer to their menfolk, they mean the men in their family or society …   English dictionary

  • menfolk — noun (plural) old fashioned a word used by women meaning men, especially their male relatives: Round up the menfolk for dinner, please …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • menfolk — or menfolks noun plural Date: 1749 1. men in general 2. the men of a family or community …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • menfolk — men|folk [ men,fouk ] noun plural OLD FASHIONED the men in a family or community …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English