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Meaning of FUNKY

Pronunciation:  'fungkee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  in a state of cowardly fright
  2. [adj]  (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
  3. [adj]  offensively malodorous; "a putrid smell"

FUNKY is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: coward(a), cowardly, emotional, fearful, fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, low-down, malodorous, noisome, putrid, smelly, stinking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Funk"y\, a.
Pertaining to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking.
[Colloq. Eng.]

Computing Dictionary

Said of something that functions, but in a slightly strange, klugey way. It does the job and would be difficult to change, so its obvious non-optimality is left alone. Often used to describe interfaces. The more bugs something has that nobody has bothered to fix because workarounds are easier, the funkier it is. teco and uucp are funky. The intel i860's exception handling is extraordinarily funky. Most standards acquire funkiness as they age. "The new mailer is installed, but is still somewhat funky; if it bounces your mail for no reason, try resubmitting it." "This uart is pretty funky. The data ready line is active-high in interrupt mode and active-low in dma mode."

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Thesaurus Terms
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