British School Slang

1 terms

Funk

to smoke out, or terrify.
To funk: To use an unfair motion of the hand in plumping at taw. SCHOOLBOY'S TERM.
trepidation, nervousness, cowardice. To funk , to be afraid or nervous.
To smoke; figuratively, to smoke or stink through fear. I was in a cursed funk. To funk the cobler; a schoolboy's trick, performed with assafoettida and cotton, which are stuffed into a pipe: the cotton being lighted, and the bowl of the pipe covered with a coarse handkerchief, the smoke is blown out at the small end, through the crannies of a cobler's stall.