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Noun: funk  fúngk
  1. An earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar
    - funk music, phunk [non-standard]
  2. [informal] A state of nervous depression
    "he was in a funk";
    - blue funk [informal]
  3. [N. Amer, informal] A foul smell
Verb: funk  fúngk
  1. Draw back, as with fear or pain
    "she funked when they showed the slaughtering of the calf";
    - flinch, squinch [N. Amer], cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail, blench
Noun: Funk
  1. United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term 'vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)
    - Casimir Funk

Derived forms: funked, funking, funks

Type of: biochemist, depression, jazz, move

Encyclopedia: Funk, Nevin Elwell