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FUNKY (funkier, funkiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does funky mean? 

FUNKY (adjective)
  The adjective FUNKY has 4 senses:

1. offensively malodorous
2. (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
3. stylish and modern in an unconventional way
4. in a state of cowardly fright

  Familiarity information: FUNKY used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

FUNKY (adjective)

Sense 1funky [BACK TO TOP]


Offensively malodorous


funky; foul-smelling; smelly; foetid; fetid; ill-scented; noisome; foul; stinking

Context examples:

a foul odor / the kitchen smelled really funky


ill-smelling; malodorous; malodourous; stinky; unpeasant-smelling (having an unpleasant smell)

Sense 2funky [BACK TO TOP]


(of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues


funky; low-down


emotional (of more than usual emotion)

Domain category:

jazz (a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles)

Sense 3funky [BACK TO TOP]


Stylish and modern in an unconventional way

Context examples:

she likes funky clothes / we did it all in black and white in a very funky sixties style


unconventional (not conventional or conformist)

Sense 4funky [BACK TO TOP]


In a state of cowardly fright


cowardly; fearful (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted)

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