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Noun: punks  púngks
  1. A youth subculture closely associated with punk rock music in the late 1970s; in part a reaction to the hippy subculture; dress was optional but intended to shock (plastic garbage bags or old school uniforms) and hair was dyed in bright colours (in Mohican haircuts or sometimes spiked in bright plumes)
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]

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, youth subculture

Encyclopedia: Punks

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