from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Frightened; panicky.
- adj. Having a moldy or musty smell: funky cheese; funky cellars.
- adj. Having a strong, offensive, unwashed odor.
- adj. Music Of or relating to music that has an earthy quality reminiscent of the blues.
- adj. Music Combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bass line.
- adj. Slang Earthy and uncomplicated; natural: "At the opposite end of Dallas's culinary spectrum is funky regional fare” ( Jacqueline Friedrich).
- adj. Slang Characterized by originality and modishness; unconventional: "a bizarre, funky [hotel ] dressed up as a ship, with mock portholes and mirrored ceilings over the beds” ( Ann Louise Bardach).
- adj. Slang Outlandishly vulgar or eccentric in a humorous or tongue-in-cheek manner; campy: "funky caricatures of sexpot glamour” ( Pauline Kael).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. offbeat, unconventional or eccentric.
- adj. Not quite right; of questionable quality; not appropriate to the context.
- adj. cool; great; excellent
- adj. Having or relating to the smell of funk.
- adj. relating to or reminiscent of various genres of African American music.
- adj. Relating to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking; having great fear.
- n. having an earthy, unsophisticated style or feeling
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Timid; shrinking in fear.
- Kicking; given to kicking, as a horse.
- Easily angered; touchy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. offensively malodorous
- adj. in a state of cowardly fright
- adj. (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
- adj. stylish and modern in an unconventional way
From funk, strong smell, tobacco smoke, perhaps from French dialectal funquer, to give off smoke, from Old French fungier, from Latin fūmigāre; see fumigate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
funk + -y (Wiktionary)