funk·y1 / ˈfəngkē/ • adj. (funk·i·er, funk·i·est) inf. 1. (of music) having or using a strong dance rhythm, in particular that of funk: some excellent funky beats. ∎ modern and stylish in an unconventional or striking way: she likes wearing funky clothes.2. strongly musty: cooked greens make the kitchen smell really funky.DERIVATIVES: funk·i·ly / ˈfungkəlē/ adv.funk·i·ness n.funk·y2 • adj. (funk·i·er , funk·i·est ) Brit., archaic or inf. frightened, panicky, or cowardly.