- 1 (also punk rock) [mass noun] A loud, fast-moving, and aggressive form of rock music, popular in the late 1970s: punk had turned pop music and its attendant culture on its headMore example sentences
- The breakthrough of punk internationally put rock music and popular culture back in the hands of fans and amateurs.
- From death metal to violins and Jewish harps, folk music, punk, soul, reggae and gospel, we've got it all.
- He gave early exposure to forms of music such as punk, reggae and hip-hop and hundreds of musicians recorded sessions for his show.
- 1.1 (also punk rocker) [count noun] An admirer or player of punk rock, typically characterized by coloured spiked hair and clothing decorated with safety pins or zips: punks fought Teds on the Kings Road on Saturday afternoonsMore example sentences
- Wearing black leather, dark eye makeup, and dyed hair, the punks stand before graffiti-covered brick walls and inside doorways scowling at the camera.
- Back then he was a punk with green hair and ear rings.
- In another, she mingles with East Village punks in pink-and-orange hair, distressed biker jacket, shredded tights, and sleep-deprived eyes.
- 2North American • informal A worthless person (often used as a general term of abuse): you think any of these punks they got fighting today could stand up to Joe Louis?More example sentences
- A cranky, old, blind man, who lives next door and is always barking, ‘Turn down that music, you lousy punks!’
- Don, you and the rest of your little buddies are the same worthless rat punks now that you were as 12-year-olds.
- If things keep up the way they are, hockey players will be nothing but actors, punks.
- 2.1A criminal or thug: there’s never been a better time to take our streets back from the punksMore example sentences
- He had the kind of face that made him look like a punk or thug.
- Two upside-down Yakuza punks were stepping up onto the platform.
- And we today would be worshiping some pantheon of gangster punks instead of Him.
- 2.3An inexperienced young person: [as modifier]: you were a nobody, a punk kid starting outMore example sentences
- I was a punk, know-it-all kid to summarize. I have matured drastically since 16 and continue to do so.
- Compared to Europe, the US seems like the immature fifteen year old punks in the back of the room giggling when someone says ‘boobie.’
- The kings of the heartogram didn't fail to impress, with a diverse crowd gathered, including everyone from young punks to soccer moms and even a haggard old bat dancing around in lingerie.
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- 2Relating to punk rock and its associated subculture: a punk band a punk haircutMore example sentences
- Already garnering rave reviews, Cherry details the life of a young woman in Winnipeg's punk subculture as she gets entangled with an abusive boyfriend.
- The most moving of the three, this chapter has Spheeris move away from focusing on the performers and looks at the punk subculture itself.
- The Damned were the first to publish a punk rock single, the first punk band to tour the States and influencers of countless other bands.
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- Most important and enduring English modern rock band - began as minimalist punkish trio before defining and transcending goth, mutating into psychedelic jam band, before returning to bright alt-rock.
- Has uniquely combined guitar grandeur of arena rock, punkish independence, Celtic spirituality, even electronica: all held together by Bono's transcendent vision and charisma.
- The four-piece combo, soon growing to five, demanded attention and are infectiously funky, whether busting out the jams with their punkish spirited guitar pop, or speaker busting, live electronic mashups.
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- It's bouncy, angsty, punky stuff that I can't stop listening to.
- Razel play a unique punky, heavy metal style of music, adding pinches of funk and pop-laden vocals which gives it a feel somewhere between cute and aggressive.
- There are also good-humoured punky bursts, moody sketches, whistling ditties and enough live action to remind you that Mukai is a bass player by trade.
More definitions of punkDefinition of punk in:
- The US English dictionary