WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
funk1 /fʌŋk/USA pronunciation n. [countable]

    a dejected mood;
    depression:been in a funk all day.

funk2 /fʌŋk/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]
  1. Music and Dancemusic having a funky quality.
  2. the state or quality of being funky.
  3. a strong smell;

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funk /fʌŋk/ informal chiefly Brit n
  1. Also called: blue funk a state of nervousness, fear, or depression (esp in the phrase in a funk)
  2. a coward
  1. to flinch from (responsibility) through fear
  2. (tr; usually passive) to make afraid
Etymology: 18th Century: university slang, perhaps related to funk²
funk /fʌŋk/ n
  1. informal a type of polyrhythmic Black dance music with heavy syncopation
Etymology: 20th Century: back formation from funky1

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