folks(redirected from somebody's folks)
1. slang People, when being considered or referenced in a vague or general way. A lot of folks in town frequent that diner, but I don't like the food there.
2. slang One's parents. I told my folks not to come to the matinee—I don't need them embarrassing me at every performance.
3. slang One's relatives. I need to get away from my folks, man. This family reunion can't end soon enough!
Rur. one's family, especially one's parents. It sure is good to see the home folks again. Sally went to visit her folks.
n. one’s parents. (Always with the possessive.) I’ll have to ask my folks if I can go.