funked

[ fuhngkt ]
/ fʌŋkt /

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

rotten; moldy.

Nearby words

  1. funiform,
  2. funis,
  3. funk,
  4. funk hole,
  5. funk, casimir,
  6. funkia,
  7. funkster,
  8. funky,
  9. funnel,
  10. funnel cake

Origin of funked

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

funk

1
[ fuhngk ]
/ fʌŋk /

noun

cowering fear; state of great fright or terror.
a dejected mood: He's been in a funk ever since she walked out on him.

verb (used with object)

to be afraid of.
to frighten.
to shrink from; try to shirk.

verb (used without object)

to shrink or quail in fear.

Origin of funk

1
1735–45; perhaps < early Dutch dialect fonck

Related formsfunk·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for funked

funk

1
/ (fʌŋk) informal, mainly British /

noun

Also called: blue funk a state of nervousness, fear, or depression (esp in the phrase in a funk)
a coward

verb

to flinch from (responsibility) through fear
(tr; usually passive) to make afraid
Derived Formsfunker, noun

Word Origin for funk

C18: university slang, perhaps related to funk ²

funk

2
/ (fʌŋk) /

noun

US slang a strong foul odour

Word Origin for funk

C17 (in the sense: tobacco smoke): from funk (vb) to smoke (tobacco), probably of French dialect origin; compare Old French funkier to smoke, from Latin fūmigāre

funk

3
/ (fʌŋk) /

noun

informal a type of polyrhythmic Black dance music with heavy syncopation

Word Origin for funk

C20: back formation from funky 1

Funk

/ (fʌŋk) /

noun

Casimir (ˈkæzɪˌmɪə). 1884–1967, US biochemist, born in Poland: studied and named vitamins
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Word Origin and History for funked
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Medicine definitions for funked

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.

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Science definitions for funked

Funk

[ fŭngk, fōōngk ]
Casimir 1884-1967

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.
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