Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Wildly excited or intoxicated.
  • noun A style of hip-hop music originating in the southern United States, characterized by electronic sounds, simple refrains, and a high-energy, heavily rhythmic beat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To cry like a crane.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To cry like a crane.

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  • verb obsolete, intransitive To cry like a crane.
  • adjective US, slang crazy and drunk; according to the Double-Tongued Word Wrester dictionary, good, phat, fine
  • adjective US, slang simultaneously intoxicated by marijuana and alcohol
  • adjective US, slang of an absurd amount
  • noun A type of hip hop that originated in the southern United States.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Originally a word of varying but positive meaning appearing in the early 1990s in the lyrics of hip-hop groups from the American South (later often interpreted as a blend of crazy and drunk).]

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Compare Icelandic krnka to croak.

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Blend of crazy and drunk “crazy drunk”. Alternatively, Blend of chronic ("marijuana") and drunk “high on marijuana and drunk (on alcohol) at the same time”.

Examples

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  • "Girl, whenever we get this frisky, I know it's hard to put on the brakes. Baby, I know. But something's making me behave responsibly tonight. It's your special blend of charisma and spunk. Crunk, I guess you'd call it. But whatever it is, you got it all up in you, girl. You got crunk." - "Something About You," Altar Boyz

    January 10, 2007

  • The sound a crane makes.

    November 22, 2007

  • Combination of crazy and drunk.

    April 26, 2009

  • the Crunk is not unseldom drastic

    and must be hindered by elastic

    April 30, 2009

  • off the hook and crazy. that party was crunk!

    June 27, 2009

  • Not sure if it is related.

    Crunkle is a verb meaning collapsed physically and emotionally.

    After a very heavy night I was totally crunkled the next morning.

    When she just walked out on me, I was crunkled. (More like shattered.)

    September 13, 2009