To be fake or to not keep it real
Yo man, don't fake the funk.
by DaSnoopinatorFoSho March 22, 2003
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(v.) To act with a false ethos surrounding oneself in an attempt to win respect from a certain influential party.


Antonym: Keep it real
I strongly suspect butt licka to be a white boy fakin the funk.
by Kung-Fu Jesus May 11, 2004
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to pretentiously act or appear productive or busy; to "go through the motions"
We need to fake the funk so the boss doesn't think we lack ambition.
by Jon64Bailey December 20, 2008
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When an upper or middle class person suddenly becomes hard around the presence of colored or lower class individuals.
Winthrop: Why is Regebald talking so oddly?
DuPont: Oh, you know how we gets around black people, talking like he's ghetto and faking the funk.
by alecb June 3, 2007
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(military jargon)To falsely motivate yourself and get the work or exercise at hand.
I just can't get motivated today, so I best fake the funk or enjoy the front leaning rest position.
by John1969 May 8, 2008
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