Steampunk Definition

stēmpŭngk
noun
Science fiction set in an alternate version of the historic past, especially 19th-century England, and involving advanced technologies usually based on steam power.
American Heritage
An aesthetic style inspired by steampunk fiction.
American Heritage

(uncountable, neologism) A subgenre of speculative science fiction set in an anachronistic 19th century society.

Wiktionary

(countable, cosplay) A person cosplaying as a steampunk character.

Wiktionary
verb
To depict in a steampunk manner.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Steampunk

Noun

Singular:
steampunk
Plural:
steampunks

Origin of Steampunk

  • Coined by Kevin Wayne Jeter (born 1950), American science fiction writer, on the model of cyberpunk

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

  • steam +"Ž -punk, by analogy to cyberpunk

    From Wiktionary

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