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funk1 / ngk/ inf. • n. (also blue funk) [in sing.] a state of depression: I sat absorbed in my own blue funk. ∎ chiefly Brit. a state of great fear or panic: are you in a blue funk about running out of things to say? funk2 • n. 1. a style of popular dance music of U.S. black origin, based on elements of blues and soul and having a strong rhythm that typically accentuates the first beat in the bar. 2. [in sing.] inf., dated a strong musty smell of sweat or tobacco. PHRASAL VERBS: funk something up give music elements of such a style.

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funk Style or energy of popular music. It was originally employed in the 1950s to summarize a form of modern jazz which, although influenced by be-bop harmonies, emphasized modern melodies. Funk developed into an independent form with artists such as James Brown and George Clinton.

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funk cowering fear, panic. XVIII (first recorded as Oxford Univ. sl.). perh. identical with sl. funk tobacco smoke.
So vb. show fear. XVIII.

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funkbonk, clonk, conk, cronk, honk, Leblanc, pétanque, plonk, tronc, zonk •honky-tonk • oink • Munch •bunk, chunk, clunk, drunk, dunk, flunk, funk, gunk, hunk, junk, Monck, monk, plunk, punk, shrunk, skunk, slunk, spunk, stunk, sunk, thunk, trunk •chipmunk • quidnunc • cyberpunk •punch-drunk • countersunk

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