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Definition of "funk" []

  • A state of cowardly fright; a panic. (noun)
  • A state of severe depression. (noun)
  • A cowardly, fearful person. (noun)
  • To shrink from in fright or dread. (verb-transitive)
  • To be afraid of. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "funk" in a sentence
  • "If you're keeping it traditional and not using Halloween as a three day extended party, you can get down on the actual holiday with the Latin funk of Pimps of Joytime and Nayas at Rock and Roll Hotel."
  • "Q: Well, I definitely like raw funk from the '60s and the' 70s because music back then wasn't digital."
  • "Apparently this blog funk is going around because for the first time ever I considered giving my blog a break."