N-PLURAL: usu poss N
When women refer to their menfolk, they mean the men in their family or society.

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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 — noun 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… …   Wiktionary

  • menfolk — /men fohk /, 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 — 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