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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Funky  \Funk"y\,  a. 
  Pertaining  to  or  characterized  by  great  fear,  or  funking. 
  [Colloq.  Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  funky 
  adj  1:  offensively  malodorous;  "a  putrid  smell"  [syn:  {fetid},  {foetid}, 
  {foul},  {foul-smelling},  {noisome},  {smelly},  {putrid}, 
  {stinking}] 
  2:  (of  jazz)  having  the  soulful  feeling  of  early  blues  [syn:  {low-down}] 
  3:  in  a  state  of  cowardly  fright 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  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  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  funky 
 
  Said  of  something  that  functions,  but  in  a  slightly  strange, 
  {kluge}y  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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