The Collaborative International Dictionary
Crunk \Crunk\ (kr[u^][ng]k), Crunkle \Crun"kle\
(kr[u^][ng]"k'l), v. i. [Cf. Icel. kr?nka to croak.]
To cry like a crane. [Obs.] ``The crane crunketh.''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
by 1999, style of popular music developed in U.S. South in 1990s; often said to be a contraction of crazy drunk. It was used early in a sense of "cool, good."
Etymology 1 vb. (context obsolete intransitive English) To cry like a crane. Etymology 2
1 (context US slang English) crazy and drunk; according to the [http://www.doubletongued.org/ Double-Tongued Word Wrester] dictionary, [http://www.doubletongued.org/index.php/dictionary/crunk/ good, phat, fine] 2 (context US slang English) simultaneously intoxicated by marijuana and alcohol 3 (context US slang English) of an absurd amount alt. 1 (context US slang English) crazy and drunk; according to the [http://www.doubletongued.org/ Double-Tongued Word Wrester] dictionary, [http://www.doubletongued.org/index.php/dictionary/crunk/ good, phat, fine] 2 (context US slang English) simultaneously intoxicated by marijuana and alcohol 3 (context US slang English) of an absurd amount n. A type of hip hop that originated in the southern United States.
Crunk is a genre of hip hop music originated by Three 6 Mafia in Memphis, Tennessee in the early 1990s and gained mainstream success around 2003–04. Performers of crunk music are sometimes referred to as "crunkmeisers". Crunk is often up-tempo and one of Southern hip hop's more club-oriented subgenres. An archetypal crunk track most frequently uses a drum machine rhythm, heavy bassline, and shouting vocals, often in a call and response manner. The term "crunk" is also used as a blanket term to denote any style of Southern hip hop, a side effect of the genre's breakthrough to the mainstream. The word derives from a slang past- participle form, "crunk", of the verb "to crank" (as in the phrase "crank up"), but has also been popularly assumed to mean "cronic-drunk" (under the simultaneous influence of alcohol and cannabis), or "crazy drunk", after association with Crunk Juice, a brand of strong alcoholic beverage associated with the music genre. The term also means getting hyped or excited.
Crunk / Krunk is a style of hip hop music originating the southern United States.
Crunk may also refer to:
- Crunk, Southern US hip hop slang for "cranked up", thus the name of the music genre
- Crunk, a portmanteau of "crazy drunk", deriving from the alcoholic drink (see below)
- "The Crunk", a character in the 1943 film Mr. Lucky
Usage examples of "crunk".
I knew it was going to be that way as soon as they started talking that stupid crunk of theirs.
She had gone along with the deception for much the same reason, although she could have responded with crunk of her own perfectly well—and called them some names their mothers never used—had she wanted.
Believe me, Soosb-there ain't no bigger rush than when everybody looks at your hand and thinks it's total crunk, and tries to boost the betting so's to clean you out, and then your last hole card gives you that sure winner.