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Sense: 1
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: funky
Sense: 2
Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Probably from Flemish fonck
Sense: 3
Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Perhaps from French funquer 'to produce smoke'


1 noun
Related topics: Music, Odours
funk1 [uncountable]
1APM a style of music with a strong rhythm that is based on jazz and African music

in a (blue) funk

American English informal very unhappy, worried, or afraid:
She's in a funk about giving her talk on Sunday.
3 American English informalCO a strong smell that comes from someone's body

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