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Meaning of “funky” in the English Dictionary

"funky" in British English

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funkyadjective

uk   us   /ˈfʌŋ.ki/
  • funky adjective (MUSIC)

used to ​describe a ​style of ​music, usually for ​dancing to, with a ​strongrhythmbased on jazz and a ​tune that ​repeats: Have you ​heardtheir new ​record? It's really funky.
  • funky adjective (FASHIONABLE)

slang fashionable in an ​unusual and ​noticeable way: She has some really funky ​clothes.
  • funky adjective (BAD)

US informal having a ​badsmell or ​appearance: The ​sourcreamsmellskind of funky.
(Definition of funky from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"funky" in American English

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funkyadjective

 us   /ˈfʌŋ·ki/
  • funky adjective (STYLE)

in a ​style that is ​informal and ​unusual: Darcy usually ​wears really funky ​clothes.
  • funky adjective (MUSIC)

having to do with funk (= a ​style of ​musicrelated to ​jazz): a funky ​beat
(Definition of funky from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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