One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Music. A style of music which combines elements of funk, rap, and psychedelic rock.
2US slang. A type of high-purity heroin.
1970s. Either from the initial letter of Parliament, the name of a funk band formed by U.S. singer George Clinton (b. 1941) + funk- (in Funkadelic, the name of a funk band also formed by George Clinton), or from the initial letter of pure, probably after P in U.S. drugs slang + funk.
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