Punk meaning

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Weak in spirits or health.
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Of poor quality; worthless.
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Any of various substances that smolder when ignited, used to light fireworks.
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To humiliate (someone). Often used with down or out.
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Dry decayed wood, used as tinder.
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Punk is defined as a young, rebellious person, or aggressive rock music that was popular in the 1970's and those who admire that style of music.

A kid who hangs around on the street all day giving attitude and occasionally shoplifting or stealing wallets is an example of a punk.

A follower of aggressive 1970's rock music who wears his hair in a Mohawk and dyes it blue is an example of a punk.

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To act in a cowardly manner. Often used with out.
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Chinese incense.
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Any substance, as decayed wood, that smolders when ignited, used as tinder; esp., a chemically treated fungous substance shaped into slender, fragile, light-brown sticks: the glowing tips are used to light fireworks, etc.
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(obs.) A prostitute.
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(slang) Poor or bad in condition, quality, etc.
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Of or having to do with punk rock or the style called punk.
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Denotes a fictional and aesthetic genre based on the word it is suffixed to, usually involving ahistorical inventions and exploring their effect on society.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
punk
Comparative
punkest
Superlative
punkest

Origin of punk

  • Probably of eastern Algonquian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from cyberpunk. First used when coining steampunk.

    From Wiktionary