Black Music:
In former days it was used as a bad word for describing the alleged black Americans odor. About the late 50ties black people in America adapted the word and turned it into something positive (like say did with other words as well like 'bad'). So it became an expression reserved for black people meaning their lifestyle and upcoming self-confidence. Especially in Jazz music at that time it was a new style/type of playing called funky (e.g. Horace Silver and Jimmy Smith) which found it's way in the 60ties into R'n'B music and led to the creation to Funk music in the late 60ties with protagonists like James Brown, the meters, sly and the family stone and the bar kays... Funk had it's peak between the early and midseventies, before Disco came as a kind of fake-funk. Funk also can be seen as predecessor for Disco and for contamporary musical styles like Hip Hop, Acid Jazz, Drum'n Bass, House, Big Beat and Crossover/Funkrock/Funkmetal. Which (exept the latter) all sample Funk Music.
James Brown: "It's got to be funky" and "Make it funky"
Lee Dorsey: "Everything I do gonna be funky from know on"
"James Brown's "the funky drummer" is one of the most sampled Funk songs"
by funkalot August 28, 2005
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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
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What high school wrestlers call any infection that they have received through wrestling itself.
"Aw, man, you got some funk, huh? What is it this time?"
"I got staff, man. It hurts like crazy!"
by Snowdens May 13, 2007
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Used to be a bad word. Irre-ducible essential pulse, life force, hyperventilatin' Groove. Not only moves, it can re-move; will sit and sit and never go sour.
"If you got Funk, you got style"
by loafybrown May 13, 2006
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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
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to make love, have sex or fuck. not just any substitute for the word fuck, but a euphemism for sexin' and sexin' solely. Used most amusingly when watching a movie or a television show and calling out a couple who are just kissing.
1. Anna, who is the guy in the purple tie? Is he trying to funk?

2. Dude, Erin and Zach are totally into each other. They're gonna funk!

3. Anna, did you and Kevin funk last night?

by Megan Hucks December 26, 2008
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Funk is basically a word you can use if you don't want to say fuck.It is just a censored version of fuck.
You funking moron.
Funk you.
Oh yeah funk me harder.
God damned fucker.
by Callum Hemsley May 02, 2008
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being in a bad mood
I'm still in a funk from my boys' loss at the Olympics
by Anonymous March 02, 2002
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