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 for funky
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Funky \Funk"y\ (f[u^][ng]k"[y^]), a.
     Pertaining to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking;
     having great fear. [Colloq. Eng.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Funky \Funk"y\ (f[u^][ng]k"[y^]), n.
     having an earthy, unsophisticated style or feeling; in
     (Music), earthy and seemingly unsophisticated, having
     elements of black American blues and gospel. See 2nd funk,
     n.
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  funky
      adj 1: offensively malodorous; "a foul odor"; "the kitchen
             smelled really funky" [syn: fetid, foetid, foul,
             foul-smelling, funky, noisome, smelly,
             stinking, ill-scented]
      2: (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues [syn:
         funky, low-down]
      3: stylish and modern in an unconventional way; "she likes funky
         clothes"; "we did it all in black and white in a very funky
         sixties style"
      4: in a state of cowardly fright

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "funky":
     afraid, atrabiliar, atrabilious, bad, bad-smelling, blue, chicken,
     chickenhearted, coward, cowardly, cowed, daunted, dismayed,
     fainthearted, fearful, fecal, fetid, foul, frowsty, frowsy, frowy,
     frowzy, fulsome, funking, fusty, gamy, graveolent, henhearted,
     high, ill-smelling, intimidated, lily-livered, malodorous,
     melancholic, melancholy, mephitic, miasmal, miasmic, mildewed,
     mildewy, milk-livered, milksoppish, milksoppy, moldy, mousy, musty,
     nidorous, noisome, noxious, odorous, offensive, olid, overtimid,
     overtimorous, panic-prone, panicky, pensive, pigeonhearted, putrid,
     rabbity, rancid, rank, reasty, reasy, reechy, reeking, reeky,
     repulsive, rotten, sissified, sissy, smellful, smelling, smelly,
     soft, stale, stenchy, stinking, strong, stuffy, sulfurous, timid,
     timorous, tristful, unmanly, unmanned, vile, weak, weak-kneed,
     weakhearted, white-livered, wistful, yellow
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  funky
   adj.
  
      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.?
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  funky
  
     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."
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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