funk hole

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funk hole (plural funk holes)

  1. (military slang) A concealed place where one can hide in safety, especially during a war; a dugout.
    • 1929, Frederic Manning, The Middle Parts of Fortune, Vintage 2014, p. 237:
      The cellar was comfortably furnished as it had apparently been used as a funk-hole before, and by people of more importance than its present occupants.
    • 1965, Charles Carrington, Soldier From the Wars Returning:
      If you could reach your funk-hole, and crouch in it, there was a fair chance of your coming out of it alive next day to run the gauntlet of the Bapaume Road again.
    • 1991, Pat Barker, Regeneration, Penguin 2014 (The Regeneration Trilogy), p. 138:
      All along the trench men were crawling out of funk holes.