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Krunk

adjective; folk etymology
Good This word is different from the popular phrase krunk'd which means drunk. I first heard it used on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with John Stewart during an interview with Ice Cube. Having heard the phrase krunk'd, I was surprised to hear the guest refer to an incident as krunk. Following one of the advertisement breaks, John Stewart came back on the screen and announced that he had asked Ice Cube what krunk meant and that he had said it meant: good. Due to the fact that there is no relationship with alcohol, I have to make a couple of assumptions about how the word evolved into that state. First, it is possible that Krunk is a clipping of the popular phrase krunk'd. Because people often enjoy being drunk, something that is good, but not under the influence could just be krunk. If this is the case, then the word could be a result of clipping and folk etymology. This is because you would expect a drunk individual to mix up the letters and say something like 'krunk'd.' Or it could just be a dropping of the first phoneme and replacing it with k. It could also be that Krunk is a zero derivation of krunk'd.
 
The entire situation was so krunk.
Etymology : Modern English
Source : The Daily Show
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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