He liked the sound of the jellies and the tipsy-cake, and just at present he knew of no special reason for “funking” the doctor.
After his boasted avidity to execute the service, he must wear an air of funking it.
He knew what "get him" meant Barney Green turned on him, and savagely asked if he was "funking" again.
You guessed that the chief who led us against those Spaniards was funking!
Unless indeed your being here has been just a reason for her funking it.
"D'you mean to say there isn't—no one," he said, funking the word.
George almost hoped she would, for he was, as he confessed to himself, “funking it.”
Bet's funking it,—she's a mammy's girl,—she's tied to her mammy's apron-strings, he-he-he!
It was no use, he said, snivelling, or funking the thing; so he went into battle valiantly.
Moreover, dying's none so dreadful; it's the funking makes it bad.
"depression, ill-humor," 1743, probably originally Scottish and northern English; earlier as a verb, "panic, fail through panic," (1737), said to be 17c. Oxford University slang, perhaps from Flemish fonck "perturbation, agitation, distress," possibly related to Old French funicle "wild, mad."
Funk (fŭngk, fōōngk), Casimir. 1884-1967.
Polish-born American biochemist whose research of deficiency diseases led to the discovery of vitamins, which he named in 1912.
Polish-born American biochemist who is credited with the discovery of vitamins. In 1912 he postulated the existence of four organic bases he called vitamines which were necessary for normal health and the prevention of deficiency diseases. He also contributed to the knowledge of the hormones of the pituitary gland and the sex glands.
Depression; moroseness; the BLUES: This levelheaded man of logic, however, is also a creature of moods and funks/ You guys are in a funk (1743+)
To fail through panic; be frightened to immobility •Chiefly British: She would have won, but suddenly funked (1737+)
[perhaps fr Flemish fonck, ''perturbation'']
A style of urban lack musi that relies heavily on bass guitar and exhibits elements like African rhythms, the blues, early rock and roll, jazz, etc: There is no denying the influence of Instant Funk/ the Minister of Super Heavy Funk, the legendary James Brown/ He is New Orleans ''fonk''
To play or move to an urban lack musi that features a dominant bass guitar: I think it's all right to funk all night
[1950s+ Musicians; fr funky]