adjective funkier, funkiest
- Dialectal smelly; musty
- ☆ Jazz having an earthy quality or style derived from early blues or gospel music
- of or characteristic of funk (sense )
- Slang old-fashioned or quaint
- Slang unconventional, eccentric, offbeat, etc.
- Slang very emotional
- Slang informal, relaxed, casual, etc.
orig. black slang, lit., smelly, hence musty, earthy < obs. funk, smell, smoke, prob. < Fr dial. funkier, to smoke < VL *fumicare, for L fumigare: see fumigate