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Noun: punk  púngk
  1. Rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock
    - punk rock
  2. A teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture
    - punk rocker
  3. [N. Amer, informal] An aggressive and violent young criminal
    - hood [slang], hoodlum, goon [informal], thug, tough [informal], toughie [informal], strong-armer
  4. [N. Amer] Substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)
  5. [N. Amer] Material for starting a fire
    - kindling, tinder, touchwood [archaic], spunk [N. Amer, informal]
Adjective: punk  púngk
  1. [N. Amer, informal] Of very poor quality; flimsy
    - bum [informal], cheap, cheesy [informal], chintzy [N. Amer, informal], crummy [informal], sleazy [archaic], tinny [archaic], tacky [informal], crumby [informal]
  2. Relating to, similar to, or with the character of, punk rock
    - punky

Derived forms: punks

See also: inferior

Type of: adolescent, crim [Brit, informal], criminal, crook [informal], felon, igniter, ignitor, lighter, malefactor [formal], outlaw, R&R, R'n'R [non-standard], rock, rock and roll, rock music, rock 'n' roll, rock-and-roll, rock'n'roll, stripling, teen, teenager

Part of: punks

Encyclopedia: Punk