- Science fiction set in an alternate version of the historic past, especially 19th-century England, and involving advanced technologies usually based on steam power.
- An aesthetic style inspired by steampunk fiction.
Origin of steampunkCoined by Kevin Wayne Jeter (born 1950), American science fiction writer, on the model of cyberpunk.
(countable and uncountable, plural steampunks)
(third-person singular simple present steampunks, present participle steampunking, simple past and past participle steampunked)
- To depict in a steampunk manner.
steampunk - Computer Definition
The retro version of "cyberpunk" (a futuristic, online delinquent). Coined by science fiction author K.W. Jeter, steampunk novels combine high-tech fantasy with Victorian era surroundings. In addition, people like to use the steampunk theme with modern electronics, making them look like they were built in the 19th century. See cyberpunk.