What does funky mean?

Definitions for funky
ˈfʌŋ kifunky

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, funky, noisome, smelly, stinking, ill-scentedadjective

    offensively malodorous

    "a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled really funky"

  2. funky, low-downadjective

    (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues

  3. funkyadjective

    stylish and modern in an unconventional way

    "she likes funky clothes"; "we did it all in black and white in a very funky sixties style"

  4. funkyadjective

    in a state of cowardly fright


  1. Funkynoun

    having an earthy, unsophisticated style or feeling; in (Music), earthy and seemingly unsophisticated, having elements of black American blues and gospel. See 2nd funk, n.


  1. funkyadjective

    offbeat, unconventional or eccentric.

  2. funkyadjective

    Not quite right; of questionable quality; not appropriate to the context.

  3. funkyadjective

    cool; great; excellent

  4. funkyadjective

    Having or relating to the smell of funk.

  5. funkyadjective

    relating to or reminiscent of various genres of African American music.

  6. funkyadjective

    Relating to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Funkyadjective

    pertaining to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. funky

    Said of something that functions, but in a slightly strange, klugey way. It does the job and would be difficult to change, so its obvious non-optimality is left alone. Often used to describe interfaces. The more bugs something has that nobody has bothered to fix because workarounds are easier, the funkier it is. TECO and UUCP are funky. The Intel i860's exception handling is extraordinarily funky. Most standards acquire funkiness as they age. “The new mailer is installed, but is still somewhat funky; if it bounces your mail for no reason, try resubmitting it.” “This UART is pretty funky. The data ready line is active-high in interrupt mode and active-low in DMA mode.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of funky in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of funky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of funky in a Sentence

  1. Photographer Sim Chi Yin:

    They are actually pretty funky people, most of them are kind of young and all of them have aspirations to move up the social mobility ladder.

  2. Trea Turner:

    He's a pretty funky guy, i always thought he was a tough at-bat. When you don't get to see him often, he can make it tough on you.

  3. The Suns:

    That's the resiliency and the relentless play that we've talked about, it wasn't going our way pretty much the whole game. You could just feel it was just a bit funky.

  4. Amelia Edmundson:

    Maybe put it in funky pony tails and go back to your child's stage or something like that to have a little fun with it, practice doing eyelashes, practice doing a cut crease, smoky eye, contouring your nose or overlining your lips. All the things that you have not wanted to try because you were so intimidated to, try because no one is going to see you.

  5. Guy Fieri:

    As a long-time Chevy guy, it’s awesome to be working together on this funky throwback snack for the MLB at Field of Dreams Game, i can’t wait to see the reactions from fans as they take their first bite of the Apple Pie Hot Dog!

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    actively or fully engaged or occupied
    • A. greedy
    • B. victimised
    • C. busy
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