a) An earthy quality appreciated in music such as jazz or soul.
b) A type of popular music combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bass line.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - a grammy award winning rock band formed in 1983. Influenced by such bands as Parlaiment-Funkadelics and Sly and the Family Stone the band (despite many changes in line-up) they gradually gained recognition for their combination of funk and punk rock, along with their explosive live act which became their trademark - performing naked with nothing on but a tube sock on their dicks.
Their first 3 albums barely sold 2mil between them but 1989's Mother's Milk, which was the first album recorded by the current line-up - brought them back onto the scene. In september 1991 they released Blood Sugar Sex Magik. It was a staggering hit (eventuallly selling 7mil in the US alone) and such hits as Give It Away and Under the Bridge (the groups first US top ten single) came from it.
When John Frusciante had to leave RHCP in 1992 due to drugs they went through another stage of line-up changes (including Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction who recorded One Hot Minute) untill eventually John rejoined the band.
The reunion album , 1999's Californication, was a monster hit and reconfirmed the Chili Peppers as one of the best bands around.
With the releases of By The Way (2002) and Stadium Arcadium (2006) they have shown no signs of abating there relentless production of quality mainstream, punky, funky music which they have somehow, despite many setbacks, kept going for more than 2 decades!
Surely one of the greatest bands around and their older stuff is a classic example of funk music.
by Sl8rBoi October 25, 2006
trouble, drama, shit, when someone tries to start funk it means they are trying to start shit/drama/trouble/problems with you.
"Through out my whole life I ain't never had shit
Thats why I pack a 9 glock with a an extra clip
These foo's wanna start funk we could bring it on
We could shake and dump untill the break of dawn"

artist-speedy loc
song-LOOK N 2 MY EYEZ
album-Cali Thuggin

....R.I.P. SPEEDY LOC
by BROWN PRIDER December 03, 2006
An incorporal entity of undeniable contemporary cool, typically sought after by the bored or uncomfortable. Makes any social situation less awkward, and always comes with music.
This is lame. Where the funk at?
by Robert Paulson February 08, 2006
good stuff. good humor. when somebody is particularly funny - they are funky.
if a friend who is usually fairly amusing is in a sulk or being uncharacteristicly quiet, one may order them to ''bring on the funk''
by the anti-chav May 22, 2005
Fucking Ugly Native Kid.

Otherwise known as a shaddy these creatures make their natural habitat in Calgary Canada. Main diet of feet and cheezburgers.
Example. Shaddy is such a fucking FUNK.

Timmy says, Look mom it's a FUNK.
Mom replies, Quickly son get the matches and the gasoline.
by Conesbruv July 17, 2011
When a part of your body is in a small amount of pain when you either sleep in a wrong position, or when you pull a muscle.
Andrew: Aww, man. I slept wrong, I've got this evil funk in my arm.

Matt: Just fall on it or soemthing... Pop it back into place.
by Matt Lance March 31, 2008
more than fun...somewhere between fun and amazing
"Dude did you go to that party last night?"
"Yeah it was super funk"
by shsrebelbabe15 May 20, 2007
The smell of the female genital.
There is funk in the air tonight.
Wow babe, you are funky!
by Mimecine June 19, 2005

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