Funky meaning

fŭngkē
(slang, UK, US) Cool; great; excellent.
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(slang) Unconventional, offbeat, etc.
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(jazz) Having an earthy quality or style derived from early blues or gospel music.
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(slang) Emotional or soulful.
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(dial.) Smelly; musty.
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The definition of funky is something that smells bad or it is something artistic, modern, unconventional or cool.

Old smelly socks are an example of something that would be described as funky.

The cool, hip apartment of a young artist is an example of something that would be described as funky.

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(US, slang) Not quite right; of questionable quality; not appropriate to the context.
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(UK, slang, dated) Relating to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking.
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Of or characteristic of funk.
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(music) Relating to or reminiscent of various genres of African American music.
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Having or relating to the smell of funk.
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Frightened; panicky.
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Origin of funky

  • funk –y

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From funk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • funk +‎ -y

    From Wiktionary