punky

1
[ puhng-kee ]
/ ˈpʌŋ ki /

adjective, punk·i·er, punk·i·est.

of, like, or pertaining to spongy punk.
burning very slowly, as a fire.

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Origin of punky

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An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; punk1 + -y1
Related formspunk·i·ness, noun

Definition for punky (2 of 2)

punky

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[ puhng-kee ]
/ ˈpʌŋ ki /

adjective, punk·i·er, punk·i·est.

Slang. of or like punks or hoodlums.
of, relating to, or characteristic of punk rock, its performers, or its devotees.

Origin of punky

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Related formspunk·i·ness, noun
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Word Origin and History for punky

punky


adj.

1872, of wood, from punk (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Punkiness.

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