folksy folksy  /ˈfoʊk si/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) characteristic of country life
  2. (adj) very informal and familiar

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Keeping vigil outside Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch for nearly a month, Sheehan became a folksy celebrity: a hero to some and a villain to others.
  2. Clinton's nine-day trip through China produced no breakthroughs, but his debate with Jiang and his folksy public relations made them both look good.
  3. Yes, Couric's report had a folksy tone, added an Op-Ed segment and displayed Suri Cruise's baby pictures.

News

  1. John Mayer Sets August Release Date For New Album, ‘Paradise Valley;’ Releases New Single, “Paper Doll”

    Mayer is back, indeed. On August 13, John Mayer will release his new album, Paradise Valley. The set, Mayer’s sixth studio album, is the follow-up to 2012?s Born and Raised. Mayer just released Paradise Valley’s first single, “Paper Doll.” The folksy, yet soulful tune is probably an answer to Taylor Swift‘s Mayer-inspired “Dear John,” but [...]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Neon Limelight

  2. John Oliver Starts Mocking Palin’s Return To Fox, Then Has A Revelation: ‘We Can Just Fu*king Ignore Her!’

    John Oliver began his second week guest-hosting The Daily Show welcoming Sarah Palin back to Fox News. Okay, maybe "welcoming" is a strong word. In fact, Oliver realized that rather than spending the whole show piling on every single folksy thing Palin says, he might as well just ignore her instead.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Mediaite

  3. Jeb Bush highlights immigration battle of GOP establishment vs newcomers

    WASHINGTON — Former Govs. Haley Barbour and Jeb Bush, the folksy pol from Mississippi and the policy wonk from Florida, sat next to each other Thursday pitching immigration reform as vital for the economic future of an aging country.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: St. Petersburg Times Blogs

Quotes

  1. "It's like a really bad Disney movie, The Hockey Mom.' Oh, I'm just a hockey mom from Alaska, and she's president," said Damon. "She's facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It's absurd."
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Matt Damon Source: TheNewsTribune.com

  2. "Obama speaks purely standard American English," said Lakoff, a Democrat. "Nevertheless, he has fashioned it into this warm, folksy kind of instrument."
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Robin Lakoff Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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