[ US /ˈpəŋk/ ]
[ UK /pˈʌŋk/ ]
  1. rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock
  2. a teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture
  3. an aggressive and violent young criminal
  4. substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)
  5. material for starting a fire
  1. of very poor quality; flimsy
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How To Use punk In A Sentence

  • The kings of the heartogram didn't fail to impress, with a diverse crowd gathered, including everyone from young punks to soccer moms and even a haggard old bat dancing around in lingerie.
  • I am never quite clear on whether all this is sartorial or sardonicDad’s way of announcing that he used to be a punker but is now a middle-school English teacher, or if becoming a teacher has actually turned my dad into this genuine throwback. Excerpt: If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • Those brought up in the punk rock era will have a twinge of nostalgia for the days when it was a badge of honour to be gobbed on by your idols.
  • From death metal to violins and Jewish harps, folk music, punk, soul, reggae and gospel, we've got it all.
  • Of course the 'nester' or 'punkin roller,' as we contemptuously called the small farmer, began sifting in here and there in spite of our guns, but he was only a mosquito bite in comparison with the trouble which our cow-punchers stirred up. Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger A Romance of the Mountain West
  • I think the only trouble with punk music is that there's no music. The Sun
  • Compared to say, high fantasy, it is actully pretty hard to find good (or any) material in steampunk (and other smaller genres). Genre dilettante «
  • Anarchist, of course, has become a media code word for punk-and-hippie anti-capitalist rowdies.
  • Don, you and the rest of your little buddies are the same worthless rat punks now that you were as 12-year-olds.
  • Since the late '70s, and the fashion upheaval wrought by punk rock, people have been spearing the little metal pins through their ears or leather jackets.
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