funk
Pronunciation 1620, from French - dialectal (Norman) funquer, funquier ("to smoke, reek"), from onf. - fungier ("to smoke"), from Vulgar Latin fūmicāre, alteration of Latin fumigo. Noun

funk

  1. (countable) Foul or unpleasant smell, especially body odor.
  2. (uncountable) A style of music derived from 1960s soul music, with elements of rock and other styles, characterized by a prominent bass guitar, dance-friendly sound, a strong emphasis on the one, and much syncopation.
Translations
  • Russian: злово́ние
Translations
  • French: funk
  • German: Funk
  • Italian: funkulo
  • Portuguese: funk
  • Russian: фанк
  • Spanish: funk
Verb

funk (funks, present participle funking; past and past participle funked)

  1. (intransitive) To emit an offensive smell; to stink.
  2. (transitive) To envelop with an offensive smell or smoke.
Noun

funk (plural funks)

  1. (obsolete) Spark.
  2. (obsolete) Touchwood, punk, tinder.
Translations
  • Russian: трут
1743, Scottish and Northern English dialectal word, originally a verb meaning "to panic, fail due to panic". Perhaps from or cognate with obsolete Dutch fonck, from Dutch, Middle (ca.1050-1350) fonck. Noun

funk

  1. (countable) Mental depression.
  2. (uncountable) A state of fear or panic, especially cowardly.
    • 1899 March, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, volume CLXV, number MI, New York, N.Y.: The Leonard Scott Publishing Company, […], OCLC 1042815524 ↗, part II:
      [The helmsman] steered with no end of a swagger while you were by; but if he lost sight of you, he became instantly the prey of an abject funk {{...}
    • , Proud Journey
      As I left the platform, the atmosphere was tense but there was no sign of uneasiness or funk […]
  3. (countable) One who fears or panics; a coward.
Translations
  • Russian: депре́ссия
Translations
  • Russian: испу́г
Verb

funk (funks, present participle funking; past and past participle funked)

  1. (ambitransitive) To shrink from, or avoid something because of fear.
  2. (transitive) To frighten; to cause to flinch.
Translations
  • Russian: избега́ть



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