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punk rock

noun

  1. a type of rock-'n'-roll, reaching its peak in the late 1970s and characterized by loud, insistent music and abusive or violent protest lyrics, and whose performers and followers are distinguished by extremes of dress and socially defiant behavior.


punk rock

noun

  1. a fast abrasive style of rock music of the late 1970s, characterized by aggressive or offensive lyrics and performance Sometimes shortened topunk


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Derived Forms

  • punk rocker, noun
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Other Words From

  • punk rocker noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of punk rock1

First recorded in 1970–75
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Example Sentences

Set in the anti-establishment punk rock era, the film reimagines the fur-obsessed puppy-napper as a sympathetic and even feminist figure.

The only heartbreaking story is, Neil Young cleared us to use “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” for the end of the punk rock episode, but before the episode aired the series was canceled.

The best, or at least most successful, are bridging the gap between punk-rock DIY ethos and social-media savvy.

But the bands that I was initially attracted to in punk rock were anarchist punk bands.

She was the Kathleen Hanna of Hollywood—a punk rock princess in a Barbie world.

If you're looking for punk rock anarchy, look at Advanced Style.

But punk rock set him on the course that led to the military.

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