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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] An aggressive and violent young criminal
    - hood, hoodlum, goon, thug, tough, toughie, 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, spunk [N. Amer], H
Adjective: punk  púngk
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Of very poor quality; flimsy
    - bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy [N. Amer], crummy, sleazy, tinny, tacky, crumby

Derived forms: punks

See also: inferior

Type of: adolescent, crim [Brit, informal], criminal, crook, 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