FUNK Definition - FUNK Meaning

1 : a state of nervous depression; "he was in a funk" [syn: {funk}, {blue funk}]

2 : United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (-) [syn: {Funk}, {Casimir Funk}]

3 : an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul; has a heavy bass line that accentuates the first beat in the bar [syn: {funk}]

4 : draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf" [syn: {flinch}, {squinch}, {funk}, {cringe}, {shrink}, {wince}, {recoil}, {quail}]