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Is funk a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word funk is a Scrabble US word. The word funk is worth 11 points in Scrabble:

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Is funk a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word funk is a Scrabble UK word and has 11 points:

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Is funk a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word funk is a Words With Friends word. The word funk is worth 13 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Funk

You can make 5 words from 'funk' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'funk'

FUNK 11 

3 letters words from 'funk'

FUN 6 

2 letters words from 'funk'

FU 5NU 2
UN 2 

All 4 letters words made out of funk

funk ufnk fnuk nfuk unfk nufk fukn ufkn fkun kfun ukfn kufn fnku nfku fknu kfnu nkfu knfu unkf nukf uknf kunf nkuf knuf

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word funk. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in funk.

Definitions and meaning of funk

funk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fʌŋk/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋk

Etymology 1

1620, from French dialectal (Norman) funquer, funquier (to smoke, reek), from Old Northern French fungier (to smoke), from Vulgar Latin fūmicāre, alteration of Latin fūmigāre (to smoke, fumigate). Related to French dialect funkière (smoke). More at fumigate.

Noun

funk (countable and uncountable, plural funks)

  1. (countable) Foul or unpleasant smell, especially body odor.
  2. (uncountable) A style of music derived from 1960s soul music, with elements of rock and other styles, characterized by a prominent bass guitar, dance-friendly sound, a strong emphasis on the downbeat, and much syncopation.
Derived terms
  • electrofunk
  • funky
Translations

Verb

funk (third-person singular simple present funks, present participle funking, simple past and past participle funked)

  1. (intransitive) To emit an offensive smell; to stink.
  2. (transitive) To envelop with an offensive smell or smoke.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English funke, fonke (spark), from Old English *funca, *fanca (spark), from Proto-Germanic *funkô, *fankô (spark), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)peng-, *(s)pheng- (to shine). Cognate with Middle Low German funke, fanke (spark), Middle Dutch vonke (spark), Old High German funcho, funko (spark), German Funke (spark). More at spunk.

Noun

funk (plural funks)

  1. (obsolete) Spark.
  2. (obsolete) Touchwood, punk, tinder.
Translations

Etymology 3

1743, Scottish and Northern English dialectal word, originally a verb meaning "to panic, fail due to panic". Perhaps from or cognate with obsolete Dutch fonck (distress, agitation), from Middle Dutch fonck (perturbation, agitation). More at flunk.

Noun

funk (countable and uncountable, plural funks)

  1. (countable) Mental depression.
  2. (uncountable) A state of fear or panic, especially cowardly.
    • 1944 (written, first published in 2015), Bob Cooney, Proud Journey
      As I left the platform, the atmosphere was tense but there was no sign of uneasiness or funk []
  3. (countable) One who fears or panics; a coward.
Translations

Verb

funk (third-person singular simple present funks, present participle funking, simple past and past participle funked)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To shrink from, or avoid something because of fear.
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      He'll have funked it , when he comes to the edge , and sees nothing but mist below
  2. (transitive) To frighten; to cause to flinch.
Translations

Danish

Etymology 1

From English funk. Attested since 1977.

Noun

funk c (singular definite funken, not used in plural form)

  1. (music) funk
Declension
Synonyms
  • funkmusik
Derived terms
  • funkband
  • funkgruppe
  • funkmusik

See also

  • funky

Etymology 2

See funke.

Verb

funk

  1. imperative of funke

References

  • “funk” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English funk.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fʏŋk/
  • Hyphenation: funk

Noun

funk m (uncountable)

  1. funk (music style)

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From English funk.

Noun

funk m (definite singular funken, uncountable)

  1. (music) funk

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

funk

  1. imperative of funke

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈfɐ̃.ki/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈfɐ̃.kɨ/, /fɐ̃k/
  • Hyphenation: funk

Noun

funk m (uncountable)

  1. (Brazil, music) funk (a genre of popular music derived from soul music)
  2. (Brazil, music) funk carioca (Brazilian music genre derived from Miami bass)

Noun

funk m (plural funks)

  1. (Brazil, music) a particular song or composition of funk carioca

Derived terms

  • funkeiro, baile funk

Spanish

Etymology

From English funk.

Noun

funk m (uncountable)

  1. (music) funk

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to shrink back in fear.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)