Associations to the word «Funk»

Wiktionary

FUNK, noun. (obsolete) spark
FUNK, noun. (obsolete) touchwood, punk, tinder
FUNK, noun. (countable) mental depression
FUNK, noun. (uncountable) A state of fear or panic, especially cowardly
FUNK, noun. (countable) One who fears or panics; a coward.
FUNK, verb. (ambitransitive) To shrink from, or avoid something because of fear.
FUNK, verb. (transitive) To frighten; to cause to flinch.
FUNK, noun. (countable) Foul or unpleasant smell, especially body odour.
FUNK, noun. (uncountable) A style of music derived from 1960s soul music, with elements of rock and other styles, characterized by an prominent bass guitar, dance-friendly sound and a strong backbeat.
FUNK, verb. (intransitive) To emit an offensive smell; to stink.
FUNK, verb. (transitive) To envelop with an offensive smell or smoke.
FUNK HOLE, noun. (military slang) A concealed place where one can hide in safety, especially during a war; a dugout.
FUNK HOLES, noun. Plural of funk hole
FUNK METAL, noun. Alternative spelling of funk-metal
FUNK OUT, verb. To back out in a cowardly fashion.
FUNK ROCK, noun. Alternative spelling of funk-rock

Dictionary definition

FUNK, noun. A state of nervous depression; "he was in a funk".
FUNK, noun. United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967).
FUNK, noun. An earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar.
FUNK, verb. Draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke