Definition of Blue funk

1. Noun. A state of nervous depression. "He was in a funk"

Exact synonyms: Funk
Generic synonyms: Depression

Definition of Blue funk

1. Noun. nervous depression ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blue Funk

blue elderberry
blue eye cod
blue false indigo
blue fever
blue fig
blue films
blue flag
blue flash
blue flashes
blue fleabane
blue flu
blue flyer
blue fox
blue foxes
blue funk (current term)
blue giant
blue giants
blue goose
blue grama
blue green
blue greens
blue gum
blue gums
blue heeler
blue heelers
blue hen-hawk
blue hole
blue holes

Literary usage of Blue funk

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1. Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Leonard Huxley (1903)
"PRS in a continual blue funk is not likely to be either dignified or useful; and unless I am in a better frame of mind in October I am afraid I shall have ..."

2. Dictionary of Idiomatic English Phrases by James Main Dixon (1891)
"A blue funk—a state of terrified expectation; a condition of frightened ... S. Altogether, I was In the pitiable state known by school-boys as a blue funk. ..."

3. The Admiralty of the Atlantic: An Enquiry Into the Development of German Sea by Percival A. Hislam (1908)
"Some one has labelled this party the " blue funk" school, to distinguish them, apparently, from the " Blue Water " school from which, nevertheless, ..."

4. The Autobiography of an English Gamekeeper by John Wilkins, Arthur H. Byng, Stephen M. Stephens (1892)
"poacher in a way I little expected; I cannot, from experience, describe the sensation of a " blue funk," but doubtless some of my readers have felt it, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"blue funk (English and American), extreme fright. It put me in a regular biue funk.— Punch. Blue moon (proverbial), an undefined period, used in the phrase, ..."

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