Definitions for punky

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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.


  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.




Princeton's WordNet

  1. punkie, punky, punkey, no-see-um, biting midge(noun)

    minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects


  1. punky(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to punk (touchwood).

  2. punky(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the punk subculture.


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