punk - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/pʌŋk/
singularpunk
pluralpunks
  1. 1

    punk

    or

    punk rock

    [uncountable] music

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    a type of music that developed in the 1970s from rock and roll, consisting of simple tunes played quickly and loudly on electronic instruments and words that often express anger against society
  2. 2

    punk

    or

    punk rocker

    [countable] a young person who likes punk music, and who often has brightly-coloured hair, and wears torn clothing with a lot of chains and pins
  3. 3
    [countable] American informal a young man who has no status, breaks the law, and is often violent. This word is considered an insult.
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