|Writings (1704) 9: And then in order to be Drunk, / Each gave his Word for Drink and Funk.‘The Poet’s Ramble after Riches’ in|
|‘Mac Ballor’ in Pills to Purge Melancholy II 281: So I may no more pogue the Hone of a Woman, / Deel tauk me ’t has har’d me quite out of my Wits, / For when I get drunk, toap a Funk, in comes Punk.|
2. tobacco smoke.
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Funk, Tobacco Smoak; also a strong Smell or Stink.|
|New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
3. a stench.
|implied at funky adj.1 (1)|
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Funk [...] a strong Smell or Stink.|
|Wooden World 86: But hold, ads Death, the Rogue, with his green Billets, has rais’d such a Funk in the Forecastle, that the Devil himself cannot stay.|
|New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|Man o’ War’s Man (1843) 21: Don’t murder the blessed sea-breeze with the funk of your abominable carcase.|
|Really the Blues 121: Jim, the funk in that dommy was so thick you could cut it with a butterknife.|
|Flesh Peddlers (1964) 118: A funk of smoke and body musk and spilled drinks hung in the rooms.|
|(con. 1969) Dispatches 45: You could [...] smell incense in the middle of the thickest Asian street funk.|
|(con. 1982–6) Cocaine Kids (1990) 107: The smell is a nauseating mix of semen, crack, sweat, other human body odors, funk and filth.|
|Online Sl. Dict. [Internet] funk n 1. a bad odor. (‘Oh man, I smell a funk!’).|
|What Fire Cannot Burn 367: The stench was a sock in the face [...] a funk so rank it actually hurt.|
|Cherry Pie [ebook] The smell [...] mingled with Bad Boy’s personal odour, a kind of bum/old man funk with hints of jail tobacco.|
|Alphaville (2011) 5: [The] rotten East River tidal funk wafting in the windows.|
4. (orig. US black) sweat generated during sex, dancing, general body odour.
|‘Till the Cows Come Home’ [song title] I got hairs on my cock that will sweep the floor / I gotta funk on the hairs that will shut the door.|
|AS XIII:2 152/1: Funk: body odor.‘Some Negro Terms’ in|
|‘Ball of the Freaks’ in Life (1976) 112: They had fried shit choplets and hot funk custard.et al.|
|Shake Him Till He Rattles (1964) 122: She bears your funk with a woman’s compassion.|
|Sixteenth Round (1991) 162: You scrub your tail in your own nasty funk.|
|Campus Sl. Spring 3: funk – smell of bodies after sex or strenuous physical activity.|
|Crackhouse 82: The human odors of piss and funk mixed with rotting garbage.|
|Everybody Smokes in Hell 12: He produced an odor that was a museum-quality collection of puke, piss, funk, and general body reek.|
5. (orig. US black) anything basic, elemental, earthy; the essence of being; thus funkster n., one who has such qualities.
|Jazz: A Quarterly of Amer. Music Fall 292: You can ever try to put too much ‘funk’ in a thing.|
|Joint (1972) 169: He once told me he’d like to chain me to tha piano for an hour every day to play nothing but blues until I comprehended funkiness.letter 14 Dec. in|
|Tenants (1972) 57: He writes about the real funk of life.|
|Guardian Guide 29 May–4 June 27: Regular Fries have got the funk.|
|Guardian Rev. 5 Nov. 16: He needed help in accessing his inner funkster.|
|Midnight Lightning 72: Where did he get his funk from?|
6. (US) anything attractive or beautiful.
|Faggots 296: Pure funk and athletic finery to rival locker rooms.|
7. (US campus) any sexually transmitted disease.
|Campus Sl. Fall 4: FUNK – any sexually transmitted disease.|
8. (US drugs) marijuana.
|Drama City 151: Smoke up the rest of this funk before we do.|
a fan of funk music.
|Flyboy in the Buttermilk (1992) 36: It’s like funk on the Ellingtonian or symphonic level. You have to release that commercially for all the funkateers.|
|Dead Bird (Sydney) 25 Jan. 7/2: Such feeling of overwhelming confidence, succeeded by one of ‘funkiness’.|