Associations to the word «Punk»


PUNK, noun. (obsolete) (countable) A prostitute; courtezan.
PUNK, noun. (countable) (uncommon) The bottom in a male-male sexual relationship, especially in prison. [since the 19th century]
PUNK, noun. (countable) A juvenile delinquent; a young, petty criminal or trouble-maker; a hoodlum; a hooligan.
PUNK, noun. (countable) Any worthless person.
PUNK, noun. (uncountable) A social and musical movement rooted in rebelling against the established order.
PUNK, noun. (uncountable) The music of the punk movement, known for short songs with electric guitars, strong drums, and a direct, unproduced approach.
PUNK, noun. (countable) (sometimes as informal plural punx) A person who belongs to that movement and/or listens to that music, a punk rocker.
PUNK, adjective. Of, from, or resembling the punk subculture.
PUNK, verb. To pimp.
PUNK, verb. To forcibly perform anal sex upon an unwilling partner.
PUNK, verb. To prank.
PUNK, verb. (especially with "out") To give up or concede; to act like a wimp.
PUNK, noun. (uncountable) Any material used as tinder for lighting fires, such as agaric, dried wood, or touchwood, but especially wood altered by certain fungi.
PUNK, noun. (countable) A utensil for lighting wicks or fuses (such as those of fireworks) resembling stick incense.
PUNK JAZZ, noun. Alternative spelling of punk-jazz
PUNK MUSIC, noun. Punk rock
PUNK ROCK, noun. (music genre) A fast, often distorted rock music originating from the 1970s, usually associated with angry, offensive or politically-charged lyrics.
PUNK ROCKER, noun. (informal) A person who produces music associated with or subscribes to the lifestyle of punk rock music that originated in the 1970s; a punker.
PUNK ROCKERS, noun. Plural of punk rocker
PUNK ZINE, noun. A zine addressing and describing the punk subculture.
PUNK ZINES, noun. Plural of punk zine

Dictionary definition

PUNK, noun. An aggressive and violent young criminal.
PUNK, noun. Substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks).
PUNK, noun. Material for starting a fire.
PUNK, noun. A teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture.
PUNK, noun. Rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock.
PUNK, adjective. Of very poor quality; flimsy.

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