What does Krunk mean?

Krunk has several definitions all across the internet, most of which consider it to be related to the state of being in an alcohol induced euphoria.

It is most likely a portmanteau of the words crazy and drunk, as this is the state that is most often referred to as being “krunk”.

“Krunk” alternatively spelled crunk may also refer to the up-tempo, dance club oriented subgenre of hip hop, popularized in the early 2000’s.


What's the origin of Krunk?

The term was first introduced to the public in 1994, on the talk show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, where Conan introduced it as the newest swear word of America.

Since then it had spread in the slang of young adults and teens, who are especially keen on getting madly inebriated.

Spread & Usage

How did Krunk spread?

The term is used outside of the party lingo, and it is also applied to people, who are extremely insane, without the influence of alcohol or any other substance.

With time passing, getting wasted on alcohol became more and more part of western culture so it is obvious, that “krunk” is more and more incorporated into the dictionary of people, attempting to define the favorite hobby of the generations of the 21st century.

External resources

  • Urban Dictionary – Krunk

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