Definitions for: Punk


[n] rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock
[n] an aggressive and violent young criminal
[n] a teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture
[n] material for starting a fire
[n] substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)
[adj] (informal) of very poor quality



Webster (1913) Definition: Punk, n. [Cf. Spunk.]
1. Wood so decayed as to be dry, crumbly, and useful for
tinder; touchwood.

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

3. An artificial tinder. See Amadou, and Spunk.

4. A prostitute; a strumpet. [Obsoles.] --Shak.

Synonyms: bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, goon, hood, hoodlum, inferior, kindling, punk rock, punk rocker, sleazy, spunk, strong-armer, thug, tinder, tinny, touchwood, tough, toughie

See Also: adolescent, criminal, crook, felon, igniter, ignitor, lighter, malefactor, outlaw, punks, rock, rock and roll, rock music, rock 'n' roll, rock-and-roll, rock'n'roll, stripling, teenager

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