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Definition of funk noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] a type of dance music with a strong rhythm, developed by African American musicians in the 1960s
  2. 2(also blue funk) [singular] (old-fashioned) (informal) a state of fear or anxiety She was in a funk for months after her best friend moved away.
  3. 3[countable, usually singular] a strong unpleasant smell

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