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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a form of hip-hop music originating in the southern states of the US
Word Origin for crunk
C20: from cr (azy) + (dr) unk
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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."
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