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funk - Dictionary definition and meaning for word funk

Definition
(noun) a state of nervous depression
Synonyms : blue funk
Example Sentence
  • he was in a funk

Definition
(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)
Synonyms : casimir funk

Definition
(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
Definition
(verb) draw back, as with fear or pain
Synonyms : cringe , flinch , quail , recoil , shrink , squinch , wince
Example Sentence
  • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for funk

funk= fraud(f) + uncle(unk), be afraid about fraud uncle.
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