Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
FOREFOLK, n. Ancestors, forefathers (Cai., Abd., Ags., Slg., Clc., Ayr., Gall. 1953). Also in pl.
Dmb. 1894 D. MacLeod Past Worthies App. iv.:
He's up Bannockburn way looking for a front tooth frae the skull o' some o' yer forefolk, to stap in that bletherin' mooth o' yours. Arg. 1896 N. Munro Lost Pibroch 205:
No one bragged more of his forefolk. Hdg. 1908 J. Lumsden Th' Loudons 182:
Seldom do we tine the touch . . . Of the forefolk that in us hutch. m.Sc. 1952 T. Johnston Memories 102:
I couldna' look ma forefolks in the face if I didna' vote the nicht.
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