folksy vs homespun what difference

what is difference between folksy and homespun

English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -əʊksi

Etymology

folks +‎ -y

Adjective

folksy (comparative folksier or more folksy, superlative folksiest or most folksy)

  1. Characteristic of simple country life.
  2. Informal, affable and familiar.

Synonyms

  • (affable and familiar): chummy

Translations

See also

  • just folks


English

Etymology

From home +‎ spun.

Adjective

homespun (not comparable)

  1. (of yarn) Spun in the home.
  2. (of fabric) Woven in the home.
  3. (of clothing, etc.) Made from homespun fabric.
    • 1855–1859, Washington Irving, The Life of George Washington
      homespun country garbs
  4. (by extension) Plain and homely; unsophisticated and unpretentious.
    Synonyms: down-home, cracker-barrel
    • our homespun English proverb
    • 1707, Joseph Addison, Prologue to Phaedra and Hippolitus (spoken by Mr. Wilkes, written by Edmund Smith)
      our homespun authors must forsake the field
    • For quotations using this term, see Citations:homespun.

Translations

Noun

homespun (countable and uncountable, plural homespuns)

  1. Fabric made from homespun yarn. Also, machine made fabrics (usually cottons) similar to homespun fabrics in that solids, plaids, or stripes are created by weaving dyed threads (rather than printing), so that both sides of the fabric look the same.
    • For quotations using this term, see Citations:homespun.
  2. (obsolete) An unpolished, rustic person.
    • For quotations using this term, see Citations:homespun.

See also

  • down-home
  • homegrown
  • roughspun

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