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Definitions of 'Funk'

Definition of 'funk'
From: WordNet
noun
A state of nervous depression; "he was in a funk" [syn: funk, blue funk]
noun
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) [syn: Funk, Casimir Funk]
noun
An earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar
verb
Draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf" [syn: flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail]
Definition of 'Funk'
From: GCIDE
Funk \Funk\, Funking \Funk"ing\, n. A shrinking back through fear. [Colloq.] "The horrid panic, or funk (as the men of Eton call it)." --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Funk'
From: GCIDE
Funk \Funk\ (f[u^][ng]k), n. [OE. funke a little fire; akin to Prov. E. funk touchwood, G. funke spark, and perh. to Goth. f[=o]n fire.] 1. An offensive smell; a stench. [Low] [1913 Webster] 2. One who funks; a shirk; a coward. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. a state of fear. [PJC] 4. a mildly depressed state of mind; -- often used in the phrase blue funk. [PJC]
Definition of 'Funk'
From: GCIDE
Funk \Funk\ (f[u^][ng]k), n. an earthy, seemingly unsophisticated style of jazz music having elements of black American blues and gospel. [PJC]
Definition of 'Funk'
From: GCIDE
Funk \Funk\, v. t. 1. To envelop with an offensive smell or smoke. [Obs.] --King. [1913 Webster] 2. To funk at; to flinch at; to shrink from (a thing or person); as, to funk a task. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. To frighten; to cause to flinch. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Definition of 'Funk'
From: GCIDE
Funk \Funk\, v. i. 1. To emit an offensive smell; to stink. [1913 Webster] 2. To be frightened, and shrink back; to flinch; as, to funk at the edge of a precipice. [Colloq.] --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] To funk out, to back out in a cowardly fashion. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] To funk right out o' political strife. --Lowell (Biglow Papers). Funk
Synonyms of 'Funk'
abject fear, affright, alarm, awe, baby, back out, big baby, blench, blink, blue funk, boggle, change color, chicken, chicken liver, chicken out, consternation, coward, cowardice, craven, cringe, curdle the blood, dastard, desert under fire, dismay, disquiet, draw back, dread, falter, fear, flinch, fraid-cat, fraidy-cat, freeze, fright, frighten, funk out, funker, get cold feet, grow pale, horrification, horripilate, horror, invertebrate, jellyfish, lily liver, lose courage, make one tremble, milksop, Milquetoast, mouse, pale, panic, panic fear, phobia, poltroon, quail, quitter, raise apprehensions, recoil, reek, scare, scaredy-cat, scuttle, shake, shrink, sissy, skedaddle, spook, stagger, stampede, startle, stench, stink, take alarm, take fright, terror, turn color, turn pale, unholy dread, unman, unnerve, unstring, weak sister, weakling, white feather, white liver, wince
Funk, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
Name :
Funk, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
Population (2000) :
204
Housing Units (2000) :
82
Land area (2000) :
0.265047 sq. miles (0.686469 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
0.265047 sq. miles (0.686469 sq. km)
FIPS code :
17880
Located within :
Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location :
40.463724 N, 99.249915 W
ZIP Codes (1990) :
68940

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