Meaning of punk

punk

Pronunciation: (pungk), [key]
— n.
  1. any prepared substance, usually 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.
  3. conk.
  4. a spongy substance derived from fungi; amadou; touchwood.

punk

Pronunciation: (pungk), [key]
— n.
    1. something or someone worthless or unimportant.
    2. a young ruffian; hoodlum.
    3. an inexperienced youth.
    4. a young male partner of a homosexual.
    5. an apprentice, esp. in the building trades.
    6. Prison Slang.a boy.
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  2. a style or movement characterized by the adoption of aggressively unconventional and often bizarre or shocking clothing, hairstyles, makeup, etc., and the defiance of social norms of behavior, usually associated with punk rock musicians and fans.
  3. a punker.
  4. a prostitute.
—adj.
  1. poor in quality or condition.
  2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of punk rock: a punk band.
  3. pertaining to, characteristic of, or adopting punk styles: punk youths; punk hairstyles in various colors.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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