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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ All these people were wearing funky leather outfits.
▪ This water looks a little funky.
▪ The bar, tucked in the back of the restaurant, is friendly and funky in a welcoming way.
▪ The most rewarding part of the project was meeting some really funky people.
▪ The show opens with exactly that kind of funky thing.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Funky \Funk"y\ (f[u^][ng]k"[y^]), a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking; having great fear. [Colloq. Eng.]


Funky \Funk"y\ (f[u^][ng]k"[y^]), n. having an earthy, unsophisticated style or feeling; in (Music), earthy and seemingly unsophisticated, having elements of black American blues and gospel. See 2nd funk, n.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1784, "old, musty," in reference to cheeses, then "repulsive," from funk (n.2) + -y (2). It began to develop an approving sense in jazz slang c.1900, probably on the notion of "earthy, strong, deeply felt." Funky also was used early 20c. by white writers in reference to body odor allegedly peculiar to blacks. The word reached wider popularity c.1954 (it was defined in "Time" magazine, Nov. 8, 1954) and in the 1960s acquired a broad slang sense of "fine, stylish, excellent."


a. 1 (context US slang English) offbeat, unconventional or eccentric. 2 (context US slang English) Not quite right; of questionable quality; not appropriate to the context. 3 (context slang UK US English) cool; great; excellent 4 Having or relating to the smell of funk. 5 (context music English) relating to or reminiscent of various genres of African American music. 6 (context UK slang dated English) Relating to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking.

  1. adj. offensively malodorous; "a putrid smell" [syn: fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, noisome, smelly, putrid, stinking]

  2. (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues [syn: low-down]

  3. in a state of cowardly fright

  4. [also: funkiest, funkier]

Funky (Gene Ammons album)

Funky is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1957 and released on the Prestige label.

Usage examples of "funky".

Wanita-Wanita, a funky black mistress complete with stacks and a two-foot afro, is dancing to the northern funkiness of it all.

She parked the Saab on a funky side street in town, near the Metro Center, right across from the Asti bar.

And the location was just right, too, a funky city neighborhood one and a half blocks off the Intracoastal Waterway separating West Palm Beach from the rarified mansions of Palm Beach.

This shop was another time, another place, and she had brief flashes of modem department stores, small funky boutiques where rock music blared as you browsed through racks of clothing.

Joey The Lips told them that they were ready for the funkier uptempo numbers, the meaner stuff.

Her brainy, funky pal—God, Caitlyn had always been the coolest—had started talking to herself, then knocked her down.

That means beignets and crayfish bisque and jambalaya, it means shrimp remoulade, pecan pie, and red beans with rice, it means elegant pompano au papillote, funky file z'herbes, and raw oysters by the dozen, it means grillades for breakfast, a po' boy with chowchow at bedtime, and tubs of gumbo in between.

And she spends a lot of her baby-sitting money on the accessories - belts, jewelry, and tons of stuff for her hair - ribbons, bows, funky dips, beads.

I start to do some warm-up moves at the edge of the dance-floor, a little gingerly at first, but I'm glad I wore my brogues instead of my Green Flash, as the flat soles slide gratifyingly on the parquet floor, giving me a kind of funky, loose-limbed feel.

Without stopping at the garage in Santa Monica to change from his Robin Goodfellow costume into his regular-guy clothes and yellow slicker, Corky went directly from Jack Trotter’s funky digs in Malibu to Sherman Oaks.

She could worry about support and angle of thrust and oxygen ratios and carbon cycles and the balance of nutrients needed to keep the nanomachines functioning throughout the big ship's systems, and the fact that Alan was only half-done rewiring the ship's systems and it made things a little funky, working through the worldwire rather than over the hardlines as she'd been trained.

Getting into it is like sinking into tons of funky cement in order to arrive at some historical point where you can see who you are and who they are and how you've been historicized by the journey.

Couples swaying to the rich, soaring voice of Nona Hendryx, funky, jazzily complex.

Carol was more dressy in funky ankle boots, a little black dress, and the excellent jacket.

He remembers trying to tell the young cop (from the look of this one, pretty soon they'll be hiring kids who aren't even toilet-trained as police officers, at least in Topeka) that he's always on the lookout for funky new lids, he always wears a cap because he's got the Mark of Cain on his forehead.