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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

punkpʌŋk(n.)

  1. any prepared substance, usu. in stick form, that will smolder and can be used to light fireworks, fuses, etc.

  2. dry, decayed wood that can be used as tinder; touchwood.

  3. a spongy substance derived from tree fungi.

Origin of punk:

1680–90, Amer.; orig. uncert.

punkpʌŋk(n.)

  1. Slang. something or someone worthless or unimportant. a young ruffian; hoodlum. an inexperienced youth. a young male partner of a homosexual.

    Category: Status (usage)

  2. Category: Common Vocabulary, Music and Dance

    Ref: punk rock.

  3. a style or movement characterized by the adoption of aggressively unconventional and often bizarre or shocking clothing, hairstyles, etc., and the defiance of social norms, usu. associated with punk rock musicians and fans.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. Ref: punker.

  5. Archaic. a prostitute.

  6. (adj.)Informal. poor in quality or condition.

    Category: Informal

  7. ill; sick:

    feeling punk.

  8. of or pertaining to punk rock or the punk style.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of punk:

1590–1600; of obscure orig.

punk′y(adj.)

punk•i•er

punk•i•est.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer(noun)

    an aggressive and violent young criminal

  2. punk(noun)

    substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)

  3. kindling, tinder, touchwood, spunk, punk(noun)

    material for starting a fire

  4. punk rocker, punk(noun)

    a teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture

  5. punk rock, punk(adj)

    rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock

  6. bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny(adj)

    of very poor quality; flimsy

Wiktionary

  1. punk(Noun)

    Any material used as tinder for lighting fires, such as agaric, dried wood, or touchwood., especially wood altered by certain fungi.

  2. punk(Noun)

    A utensil for lighting wicks or fuses (such as those of fireworks) resembling stick incense.

  3. punk(Noun)

    A prostitute; courtezan.

  4. punk(Noun)

    The bottom in a male-male sexual relationship; a catamite.

    Because he was so weak, Vinny soon became Tony's punk.

  5. punk(Noun)

    A male used for sex by larger or stronger inmates, a pussyboy

  6. punk(Noun)

    A social and musical movement rooted in rebelling against the established order.

  7. punk(Noun)

    The music of the punk movement, known for short songs with electric guitars, strong drums, and a direct, unproduced approach.

  8. punk(Noun)

    A person subscribing to the movement, a punk rocker.

  9. punk(Noun)

    A worthless person.

  10. punk(Verb)

    (17th century) To pimp.

    Tony punked-out Vinny when he was low on smokes.

  11. punk(Verb)

    To forcibly perform anal sex upon an unwilling partner.

    Tony punked all his new cell-mates.

  12. punk(Verb)

    To prank.

    I got expelled when I punked the principal.

  13. punk(Verb)

    To give up or concede; to act like a wimp.

    Jimmy was going to help me with the prank, but he punked-out at the last minute.

  14. punk(Noun)

    A juvenile delinquent, young petty criminal or trouble-maker.

  15. punk(Adjective)

    Of, or resembling the punk subculture

    You look very punk with your t-shirt, piercing and chains.

  16. Origin: Apparently a reduction of spunk. Compare funk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Punk(noun)

    wood so decayed as to be dry, crumbly, and useful for tinder; touchwood

  2. Punk(noun)

    a fungus (Polyporus fomentarius, etc.) sometimes dried for tinder; agaric

  3. Punk(noun)

    an artificial tinder. See Amadou, and Spunk

  4. Punk(noun)

    a prostitute; a strumpet

Freebase

  1. Punk

    Punk is a music magazine/fanzine created by cartoonist John Holmstrom, publisher Ged Dunn and "resident punk" Legs McNeil in 1975. Its use of the term "punk rock," coined by writers for Creem magazine a few years earlier, led to its worldwide acceptance as the definition for the new bands that were producing a new sound based on the music of The Stooges, the New York Dolls, the MC5, and the Ramones. It was also the first publication to popularize the CBGB scene. Punk published 15 issues between 1976 and 1979, as well as a special issue in 1981, and several more issues in the new millennium. Its covers featured Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Patti Smith and Blondie. Punk was a vehicle for examining the underground music scene in New York, and primarily for punk rock as found in clubs like CBGB, Zeppz, and Max's Kansas City. It mixed Mad Magazine-style cartooning by Holmstrom, Bobby London and a young Peter Bagge with the more straightforward pop journalism of the kind found in Creem. It also provided an outlet for female writers, artists and photographers who had been shut out of a male dominated underground publishing scene. Punk magazine was home to writers Mary Harron, Steve Taylor, Lester Bangs, Pam Brown, artists Buz Vaultz, Anya Phillips, and Screaming Mad George, and photographers Bob Gruen, Barak Berkowitz, Roberta Bayley and David Godlis. After Dunn left in early 1977 and McNeil quit shortly afterwards, Bruce Carleton, Ken Weiner, and Elin Wilder, one of few African Americans involved in the early CBGB/punk rock scene, were added to the staff.

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