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Origin of punk1
Words nearby punk
Definition for punk (2 of 2)
- something or someone worthless or unimportant.
- a young ruffian; hoodlum.
- an inexperienced youth.
- a young male partner of a gay man.
- an apprentice, especially in the building trades.
- Prison Slang. a passive or submissive male inmate, especially one who is used for sex by another male inmate.
Origin of punk2
Example sentences from the Web for punk
I then recorded a punk version using Bruce Smith on drums and I got him to play drums on this really rough and tumble version.‘Lovers Rock’—The Story Behind The Music In Steve McQueen’s Tribute To Reggae|cmurray|November 28, 2020|Essence.com
We were skateboarders and listened to punk, but he hardly ever owned a skateboard or showed interest in bands.
Their songs include jazz, funk, punk, hip-hop stylings and the brilliant musicianship of some of the best late-1970s punk and art rock.A Grammy Winner Picks 6 Things That Don’t Suck in 2020|Eugene Robinson|October 12, 2020|Ozy
It’s called Reasons to Be Cheerful, which comes from a song that came out during the punk era.
Legs McNeil, of Punk magazine fame, once called him “cute” and “charming.”‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her new memoir looks back at her life lived by the principles of punk.
And then, at the close of our conversation, her punk roots reared their head like they had never disappeared.
What has the transition to becoming a woman in punk been like?
But the bands that I was initially attracted to in punk rock were anarchist punk bands.
All is ready for the tired traveler, and a boy can be hired for a trifling sum to make the punkah "punk."Camps and Trails in China|Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
Everybody laughed, as in duty bound when the boss cracks a joke, no matter how punk it is; and then Holmes put his oar in.The Adventures of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons|James Francis Thierry
He took a piece of punk from a waterproof box that he carried in his pocket and focussed the sun's rays on it.The Land of the Changing Sun|William N. Harben
The punk smoke was so dense up there that he could hardly get his breath.A Busy Year at the Old Squire's|Charles Asbury Stephens
In Fig. 1 is shown how the parachute is dropped by the burning of a piece of punk.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
British Dictionary definitions for punk (1 of 2)
- a youth movement of the late 1970s, characterized by anti-Establishment slogans and outrageous clothes and hairstyles
- an adherent of punk
- short for punk rock
- (as modifier)a punk record
Derived forms of punkpunkish, adjective
Word Origin for punk
British Dictionary definitions for punk (2 of 2)
Word Origin for punk
Cultural definitions for punk
A type of rock 'n' roll with loud, energetic music and often harsh lyrics criticizing traditional society and culture. It was named after the punks, an anarchistic youth movement that surfaced in Great Britain in the 1970s.