Origin of punk1
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 homosexual.
- an apprentice, especially in the building trades.
- Prison Slang. a boy.
Origin of punk2
Examples from the Web for punk
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 Formspunkish, adjective
Word Origin for punk
British Dictionary definitions for punk (2 of 2)
Word Origin for punk
Culture 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.