funky

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Etymology[edit]

funk +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

funky (comparative funkier or more funky, superlative funkiest or most funky)

  1. (US, slang) offbeat, unconventional or eccentric.
  2. (US, slang) Not quite right; of questionable quality; not appropriate to the context.
  3. (slang, UK, US) cool; great; excellent
    • 1989, inCider magazine (volume 7)
      Eight-bit Arkanoid is a funky game — not as sexy as its 16-bit sister, but fun to spend time with. I'm hooked.
    • 2001, ELLEgirl magazine (Autumn 2001, page 127)
      I love high heels, and these were totally funky! The coolest part: They actually let me take 'em home!
    • 2006, Sue Cook, Claire Crompton, Quick to Stitch Cross Stitch Cards (page 60)
      What every teenage driver desires: a fab, funky car and freedom!
  4. Having or relating to the smell of funk.
  5. (music) relating to or reminiscent of various genres of African American music.
  6. (UK, slang, dated) Relating to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking.

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