Although the word ‘funky' was first used in 1784 to describe an old
block of musty, moldy cheese, the term has since developed into an
expression of originality. ‘Funky' today is used to describe something
that is stylish and modern in an unconventional way, characterized by
uniqueness and originality. Funky is the black and red
goth shirts with fishnet sleeves you find at Hot Topic, the knit fringe
wraparound at Urban Outfitters that you can't afford, the Bohemian dress
your mother wore when she was seventeen.