punk rock


noun

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.

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Also called punk.

Origin of punk rock

First recorded in 1970–75

OTHER WORDS FROM punk rock

punk rocker, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for punk rock

punk rock

noun

a fast abrasive style of rock music of the late 1970s, characterized by aggressive or offensive lyrics and performanceSometimes shortened to: punk

Derived forms of punk rock

punk rocker, noun
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