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crunk

[kruhngk] /krʌŋk/
noun
1.
a type of hip-hop originating in the southern U.S. and characterized by heavy bass and call-and-response vocals.
adjective
2.
Slang.
  1. excited; full of energy.
  2. drunk and high on drugs.
Origin
1990-1995
1990-95; perhaps cr(azy) + (dr)unk
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  • He seems to be either a crunk or an unmitigated liar.
British Dictionary definitions for crunk

crunk

/krʌnk/
noun
1.
a form of hip-hop music originating in the southern states of the US
Word Origin
C20: from cr(azy) + (dr)unk
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Contemporary definitions for crunk
adjective

exciting and fun; energized as if crazy and drunk

Examples

The party will be crunk.

noun

a style of hip-hop or rap music featuring repetitive shouting of phrases accompanied by electronic sound

Examples

The first notable crunk single was "Get Crunked Up" by Iconz.

Word Origin

1995; hip-hop and rap usage

Usage Note

slang

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Word Origin and History for crunk
n.

by 1999, style of popular music developed in U.S. South in 1990s; often said to be a contraction of crazy drunk. It was used early in a sense of "cool, good."

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Slang definitions & phrases for crunk

crunk

modifier
  1. Out of control; crazy and excited: crunk during Spring Weekend
  2. Drunk
  3. Hip and cool: crunk CD

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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