a funky (smell)

A "funky" smell or odor is the smell of something that's a little bit rotten, moldy, sweaty, etc. You use it like this:

There's a funky smell in here.

There's something funky in that closet.

Other bad smells like the smell of chemicals are not usually called "funky".

"Funky" is a slang word, so you use it in casual situations.

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