funked

[ fuhngkt ]
/ fʌŋkt /

adjective Southern U.S. (chiefly Kentucky).(of tobacco)

rotten; moldy.

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Origin of funked

1890–95; funk punk (noun) (Middle English fonk; cognate with Dutch vonk,German Funke) + -ed3
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