funk

American English

Meaning: (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.

Variety: 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

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Contributor: Matt Errey