home folks

home folks

1. slang People from one's home town. Oh yeah, Cynthia and Jim are my home folks—we all grew up together.
2. slang One's family members. I need to get away from my home folks, man. The holidays can't end soon enough!
See also: folk, home
References in classic literature ?
The seven hundred inhabitants are all blood-kin to each other, too; they have always been blood-kin to each other for fifteen hundred years; they are simply one large family, and they like the home folks better than they like strangers, hence they persistently stay at home.
June Croessmann arrived here from Peoria for several days' visit with home folks.
gave the home folks the knockout he figured they wanted.
The 22-year-old Magsayo (18-0, 13 KOs), who was fighting in front of his home folks had his hands full against Hayashi (30-6, 18 KOs) who made a gallant stand against the hometown favorite, but all three judges scored the 12-round title bout 116-112 in favor of the Boholano.
Don't try this at home folks, even in the highly unlikely event you might still have a poker and an open fire!
Annette Raybould I was going to say ensure you have your shopping in and stay at home folks as it looks like we can't go anywhere over the weekend!
The statement also said that the North Korean people have turned against the reporters of New Focus International, saying that "there are daily requests from home folks and kinsmen of those defectors asking to let them kill the human scum with their own hands." The North Korean defectors were also compared to a "group of wild dogs in human form."
"Every year, Taz always enjoyed going up and singing and playing for the home folks and his kin people," Daniels said.
Reading soldiers' diaries and letters home, the correspondence from the home folks, the daily press, religious periodicals, and other sources, Rable finds a strong and resilient providentialism coursing through Americans' thinking, even among non-Protestant groups.
Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray are doing what senators are supposed to do - fighting for the home folks. So far they've succeeded in placing a hurdle in front of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's decision to build its new $28 million Marine Operations Center on Newport's Yaquina Bay instead of in Bellingham, Wash.
Looking at what the home folks accomplished while the rest of us deployed leaves no doubt someone is taking care of business at home.
That means home folks will get three quarters of all the huge amount of food to be produced in this country during the next 12 months.
These people were not aliens to Honore--they were home folks. Ironically, the general's own son was in Iraq, too.
Whether to justify their expense account or show the home folks they are working, most meetings end with some form of written Memo of Understanding.
There are good reasons, of course: deadly combat is gruesome and terrifying, and few want to relate experiences that would horrify the home folks. Mostly, though, it is a case of not being able to explain the unexplainable.