Steampunk meaning

stēmpŭngk
Science fiction set in an alternate version of the historic past, especially 19th-century England, and involving advanced technologies usually based on steam power.
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An aesthetic style inspired by steampunk fiction.
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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.
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(uncountable, neologism) A subgenre of speculative science fiction set in an anachronistic 19th century society.
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(countable, cosplay) A person cosplaying as a steampunk character.
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To depict in a steampunk manner.
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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