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crunk

[kruhngk]
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noun
  1. a type of hip-hop originating in the southern U.S. and characterized by heavy bass and call-and-response vocals.
adjective
  1. Slang.
    1. excited; full of energy.
    2. drunk and high on drugs.

Origin of crunk

1990-95; perhaps cr(azy) + (dr)unk
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  • In every instance some member of the Crunk gang would claim the property under oath and take it away.

    The Twin Hells

    John N. Reynolds


British Dictionary definitions for crunk

crunk

noun
  1. a form of hip-hop music originating in the southern states of the US

Word Origin

C20: from cr (azy) + (dr) unk
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Word Origin and History for crunk

n.

by 1999, style of popular music developed in U.S. South in 1990s; often said to be a contraction of crazy drunk. It was used early in a sense of "cool, good."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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