folklorish

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

folklore +‎ -ish

AdjectiveEdit

folklorish (comparative more folklorish, superlative most folklorish)

  1. (colloquial) Being similar to or having the quality of folklore.
    • 2003, Journal of Narrative Theory: JNT. - Volume 33:
      The reporting in the British press at the time cast the local farmers' dismemberment of the wreckage as a kind of folklorish eucharist whereby a peasantry wielding rustic knives divided the body of a fallen god.
    • 2016 (original 1956), Margaret Mead, New Lives for Old:
      Their mythology was a series of inconsequential tales, centring around folklorish birds with human or supernatural powers and clearly more related to the life of land people than to that of the Manus.