Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 13 01:31:40 UTC 2008

Earlier this year, I heard it defined as a portmanteau of "crazy
drunk." That strikes me as unlikely, invented way after the fact.


On 2/12/08, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
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> If you don't know what "crunk" means, you gotta be over thirty or at least closin' in!
>   Here's an interesting historical quote that may or may not mean squat.. I found it on a scrawled slip of paper I was about to ditch:
>   1994 Conan O'Brien on _Showbiz Today_ (CNN-TV) (Apr. 4):  Use our new swear word "crunk" !   It's so new that no one knows how vile and filthy it really is!
>   Go for it.
>   JL
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