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crunk Syllabification: crunk
Pronunciation: /krəNGk/

Definition of crunk in English:

noun

A type of hip-hop music characterized by repeated shouted catchphrases and elements typical of electronic dance music, such as prominent bass.
Example sentences
  • You said before that crunk is just recycled bass music.
  • Apparently, there's some new musical movement going on in the hip-hop world called crunk.
  • He cruises through genres like he's giving a guided tour, hitting crunk, dancehall, hip-hop, reggaeton, and naturally, a handful of bedroom ballads along the way.

adjective

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US informal Very excited or full of energy: get crunk with some raw hip hop
More example sentences
  • Maybe Laura will happily drop me off there so I can get crunk without her for a change.
  • If this is the price I pay to shake up authority and keep thangs crunk, I pay it gladly.
  • Remember the episode where Michael gets crunk off some dodgy ghetto "health tonic" (aka, muscatel) with a dangerously high alcohol content?

Origin

1990s: perhaps an altered past participle of crank1 or a blend of crazy and drunk.

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