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punk rock


Definition of punk rock

: rock music marked by extreme and often deliberately offensive expressions of alienation and social discontent

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Recent Examples on the Web Honorees have included the neurologist Oliver Sacks, the punk rock impresario Danny Fields, the Village People’s Randy Jones and Leitsch himself. NBC News, "Julius' Bar, site of historic gay 'sip-in,' threatened by pandemic," 27 Mar. 2021 Right now, fans are guessing Porcupine might be a certain punk rock artist. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Who Is Porcupine (Robopine) on 'The Masked Singer'? Here's What Internet Detectives Are Saying," 11 Mar. 2021 Later, the Linda Lindas, a real-life punk rock outfit, perform for Vivian and her new squad. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, "Riot Grrrls Rule The Moxie Soundtrack," 3 Mar. 2021 The name came from punk rock pro skater Duane Peters. Kevin L. Jones, San Francisco Chronicle, "Thrasher at 40: S.F. magazine still skates and destroys misconceptions about 'boarders," 13 Feb. 2021 Tamar-kali, with her unique musical upbringing in classical and choral music as well as punk rock, was just the voice for the task. Tim Greiving, Los Angeles Times, "Tamar-kali takes the score for ‘Shirley’ on a wild ride tinged with horror and humor," 25 Jan. 2021 From the Swinging Sixties, through the worlds of glam and punk rock in the 1970s and Britpop in the 1990s, the boots were adopted by different groups around the world. Pan Pylas, Star Tribune, "A new stage: Dr Martens valued at $5 billion in share sale," 29 Jan. 2021 Bolan’s persona and sound become magical with an attitude that would also serve as an influence on punk rock’s most visible pioneers. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "50 greatest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame albums of 1971," 22 Jan. 2021 Those who have studied romance novels, punk rock, and soap operas have understood this for decades. Siva Vaidhyanathan, The New Republic, "Making Sense of the Facebook Menace," 5 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of punk rock

1970, in the meaning defined above

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Punk rock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punk%20rock. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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