mist folk, children of the mist, people of the mist noun plural Travellers: ‘Aye, and when I do come doon there will be nothing here but the marks of your tents. I ken you mist folk of auld. You come and go like the mist on the hills.: ...the proud men of Argylleshire, Mcgregors’ people of the mist, Macdonalds and Macphees, smiled no more 20-. etymology: possibly only Scots; attested by JS, SS and BW