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
(British Usage)

Cowardice. 'To be in a blue funk'. Can mean to fail through lack of 'spunk'. Also used as a noun 'he's a funk'.
He's funked out of it.
by SectsKitten December 28, 2005
The word you use when you are fealing soo superior to others that you don't want to use the word fuck.
Bob: Yeah, and then I took this massive shi--
Larry: Shut the funk up bob, I don't wanna hear about it.

If you are making a fool of yourself on the dance-floor...
"Yo that boy's got too much soul, he's gotta get the funk off the stage!"
by keenstir June 30, 2006
a person who thinks they are a punk but they are not. (fake + punk = funk)
"that chick dresses in black and listens to good charlotte, she is a funk"
by mike_mckegger August 05, 2006
Weed. Ryming slang for skunk. Also see 'punk' and 'monk'
I got some reem funk, come over for a blaze
by Jackie-F September 09, 2005
used in substitute for the F-bomb. often used in more casual of conversation.
"hey Babs is that Leesa over there"

"yah it is, what the funk is she doing here?"
by Matyd August 22, 2006
The way a sober person acts when surrounded by several drunk people; "Fake Drunk"
"Oh man I am so funk!"
by Christine and Kristen August 16, 2005
a substitute for the word fuck
say funk *blank* if you are in the precence of women, childeren or parents

I funking hate this
Why are you so funking stupid
I funking bombed this test dude
What the funk buddy
by evan macdonald June 20, 2006

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