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splatterpunk

[ splat-er-puhngk ]
/ ˈsplæt ərˌpʌŋk /
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noun

a form of fiction featuring extremely graphic violence.

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Origin of splatterpunk

First recorded in 1985–90

Words nearby splatterpunk

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British Dictionary definitions for splatterpunk

splatterpunk
/ (ˈsplætəˌpʌŋk) /

noun

a literary genre characterized by graphically described scenes of an extremely gory nature

Word Origin for splatterpunk

C20: from splatter + punk 1
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