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In 1995, Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter were scheming ways to get past the TV censors on Conan's late night talk show, and they settled on an all-purpose, suitable replacement for the infamous seven dirty swearwords that they couldn't say on TV: Crunk. The choice to use that word was definitely not random. Ice T just happened to be on the show that night, and he likely fed the word to them beforehand and certainly helped fuel its popularity during the telecast ("That was seriously crunked up, right there."). But Ice never claimed to have come up with the word--he probably got it from Dirty South rappers, who had been using it for years as a euphemism for getting really crazy and fucked up on marijuana and alcohol (stoned and drunk. Chronic plus Drunk = Crunk). Or maybe crack and drunk. Or coke and drunk. Or maybe just being crazy and drunk. Whatever it is, it means getting really crazy and fucked up. And with Conan's introduction of the word to northern suburban audiences, Crunk came into its own as the recognized sound of the new generation of Dirty South Rap, prompting white college fratboys everywhere to wander around going "WHHHUT!! OKAAY!! YEEEAAHHH!!" like annoying dipshits. and it's all thanks to Lil Jon, and by Lil Jon I mean Dave Chappelle.
"Whhhut!! OKAAY!! YEEEAAHHH!!"
by ishkur March 12, 2005
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Everybody here is wrong, it is not getting crazy and drunk. It's smoking chronic (marijuana) and getting drunk.

Chronic + Drunk = CRUNK
by John3242q35 February 18, 2007
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Some common uses:

1. To get Crunk is To have a good time.

2. Crunk is also thought to be derived from a combination or a portmanteau of the words "crazy" and "drunk", or a combination of "chronic" and "drunk", referring to the state of being both drunk from alcohol and high on marijuana, at the same time.

3. A style of music most commonly made by rap artists from the southern states, aka the Dirty South. Some crunk artists (or groups) are Lil' Jon, Pitbull, Lil' Scrappy, Trillville, and David Banner.

4. Something at a high level, as in volume.
1. Long as everybody get crunk in the drop -- Lil Bow Wow (Bounce with me 2000.

2. "We're planning on going tomy place and getting TOTALLY crunk!!"

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4. : "He got the speakers in the trunk with the bass on crunk." - Mos Def, from "Mr. Nigga" on Black on Both Sides
by Cherry1 November 02, 2006
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The term originated in the early to mid 1990s in Memphis Tennessee.
Many will tell you it is a combination of crazy and drunk, combining to form "crunk". That is false.
It is more or less a derivative of crank that was bastardized by youth.
The best way to relate it is to compare it to a wind up toy. You crank it repeatedly, if you crank it too much you passed the point of "crank" and have moved on to "crunk". It is a level that was not intended by design and the potential energy contained now is off the charts. When unleashed there is an unstoppable wave that is almost beyond comprehension or measurement.
If you are "crunk" you are basically a juggernaut of energy and nothing will stop you and you won't care what happens until such point that you decide to stop.
Manne we was crunk as hell in the club manne!
by Crunk Panda November 17, 2007
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Originally coined by Dr. Suess in 1972, in his book "Marvin K. Mooney will you please go now!".
"You can go in a Crunk-car if you wish."
by schoolin' mama June 23, 2006
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Anyone who was of age in Atlanta in the mid-90s when this term came around knows it does not necessarily mean drunk. All yall non-southerners just heard the word and got the whole meaning twisted. Crunk comes from 'crank it up! now is crunk! crank it up! Now its crunk!' I was there so you don't know. And it just means to get all the way wild, shake your dreads: to be so unreasonably proud of where your from that you act like a maniac, you're just so excited and you don't know why. Like when you're in your car listening to Sammy Sam the hitman or Raheem the Dream. Or when you're at the club and you just go a lil loose and you're not even thanking about posturing for the opposite sex you just wanna unravel yourself and put the whole thang back together tomorrow.
your boy was so crunk the lady next door called 911.
by Drew Drew Drew September 21, 2007
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