This page is about the slang term funk

American English


(in phrase be in a funk) an unhappy, depressed mood

For example

  • He's been in a real funk since his girlfriend left him.

  • Everyone in the office has been in a funk since we heard that our company might be going bankrupt.


This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

Robert's been in a funk ever since he

a. lost his job

b. got a new car

c. heard a James Brown record
a) lost his job b) got a new car c) heard a James Brown record

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Contributor: Matt Errey