Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Kicking; given to kicking, as a horse.
  • Easily angered; touchy.
  • Timid; shrinking in fear.

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

  • adjective Colloq. Eng. Pertaining to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking; having great fear.
  • noun (Music) having an earthy, unsophisticated style or feeling

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective US, slang offbeat, unconventional or eccentric.
  • adjective US, slang Not quite right; of questionable quality; not appropriate to the context.
  • adjective slang, UK, US cool; great; excellent
  • adjective Having or relating to the smell of funk.
  • adjective music relating to or reminiscent of various genres of African American music.
  • adjective UK, slang, dated Relating to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective offensively malodorous
  • adjective in a state of cowardly fright
  • adjective (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
  • adjective stylish and modern in an unconventional way

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

funk +‎ -y

Examples

  • MIT is now looking to add more housing to its plans, said Marsh, the real estate executive, as well as what he termed funky retail'' components that would answer the city's and residents' desire to avoid filling the area with chain stores.

    Boston.com Top Stories

  • "It was what we called a funky place," says pianist and songwriter Dave Frishberg.

    NPR Topics: News

  • "It was what we called a funky place," says pianist and songwriter Dave Frishberg.

    NPR Topics: News

  • "It was what we called a funky place," says pianist and songwriter Dave Frishberg.

    NPR Topics: News

  • "It was what we called a funky place," says pianist and songwriter Dave Frishberg.

    NPR Topics: News

  • We´re not leaving for a while longer and I can´t add Antibbes to my list but I´ll be down the road in funky Marseilles enjoying (in my opinion) some of the best bouillabaisse and Bouride on the planet on the malecón south of the old port at the old style Restaurant Michele - an institution in Marseilles.

    On Life and Wealth

  • This makes it possible for some models to be used in funky interiors and other models in elegant rooms, ensuring a large array of usage.

    Wallpapers from Ferm Living

  • We´re not leaving for a while longer and I can´t add Antibbes to my list but I´ll be down the road in funky Marseilles enjoying (in my opinion) some of the best bouillabaisse and Bouride on the planet on the malecón south of the old port at the old style Restaurant Michele - an institution in Marseilles.

    On Life and Wealth

  • We´re not leaving for a while longer and I can´t add Antibbes to my list but I´ll be down the road in funky Marseilles enjoying (in my opinion) some of the best bouillabaisse and Bouride on the planet on the malecón south of the old port at the old style Restaurant Michele - an institution in Marseilles.

    On Life and Wealth

  • We´re not leaving for a while longer and I can´t add Antibbes to my list but I´ll be down the road in funky Marseilles enjoying (in my opinion) some of the best bouillabaisse and Bouride on the planet on the malecón south of the old port at the old style Restaurant Michele - an institution in Marseilles.

    On Life and Wealth

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  • From a recent call for papers on a philosophers' mailing list: 'While paper proposals on any topic are welcome, the organizers have a special interest in talks on "funky* notions of causation" funky is a technical term ruling out efficient and final causes'>for example, formal, emanative, immanent, material, (etc) causation; *funky is a technical term ruling out efficient and final causes.'

    June 22, 2008