- a type of hip-hop originating in the southern U.S. and characterized by heavy bass and call-and-response vocals.
- excited; full of energy.
- drunk and high on drugs.
Origin of crunk
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Examples from the Web for crunk
But, as Billboard put it, their golden age “faded with the rise of rawer hip-hop sub-genres like crunk and snap.”How Pharrell Williams Finally Made It to the Top
August 6, 2014
Juicy J claims the label wanted them to tweak their sound, transitioning from their crunk roots to more pop-oriented material.Juicy J, Oscar-Winning Former Three 6 Mafia Rapper, on His Triumphant Return
May 22, 2013
Turns out Googoosha is more than just a fresh blast of Central Asian crunk.Googoosha: Uzbek Dictator's Daughter Is a Disco Queen
June 18, 2012
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
- a form of hip-hop music originating in the southern states of the US
C20: from cr (azy) + (dr) unk
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Word Origin and History for crunk
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