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punk 1

 (pŭngk)
n.
1. Slang
a. An often aggressive or violent young man: The building was set on fire by a bunch of punks.
b. An inexperienced young person: We don't want that little punk tagging along.
c. A cowardly or weak young man: Don't let him disrespect you—show him you're not a punk.
2. Music
a. Punk rock.
b. A punk rocker.
3.
a. Slang A young man who is the sexual partner of an older man, especially in prison.
b. Archaic A prostitute.
v. punked, punk·ing, punks Slang
v.intr.
To act in a cowardly manner. Often used with out.
v.tr.
1. To humiliate (someone). Often used with down or out.
2.
a. To dupe or deceive.
b. To play a practical joke on.

[Origin unknown.]

punk′er n.

punk 2

 (pŭngk)
n.
1. Dry decayed wood, used as tinder.
2. Any of various substances that smolder when ignited, used to light fireworks.
3. Chinese incense.
adj. Slang
1. Of poor quality; worthless.
2. Weak in spirits or health.

[Probably of eastern Algonquian origin.]

punk

(pʌŋk)
n
1. (Sociology)
a. a youth movement of the late 1970s, characterized by anti-Establishment slogans and outrageous clothes and hairstyles
b. an adherent of punk
c. short for punk rock
d. (as modifier): a punk record.
2. an inferior, rotten, or worthless person or thing
3. worthless articles collectively
4. (Law) a petty criminal or hoodlum
5. obsolete a young male homosexual; catamite
6. obsolete a prostitute
adj
inferior, rotten, or worthless
[C16: via Polari from Spanish pu(n)ta prostitute, pu(n)to male prostitute]
ˈpunkish adj

punk

(pʌŋk)
n
1. (Forestry) dried decayed wood that smoulders when ignited: used as tinder
2. (Elements & Compounds) any of various other substances that smoulder when ignited, esp one used to light fireworks
[C18: of uncertain origin]

punk1

(pʌŋk)

n.
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.
[1680–90, Amer.; orig. uncertain]

punk2

(pʌŋk)

n.
1. Slang.
a. something or someone worthless or unimportant.
b. a young ruffian; hoodlum.
c. an inexperienced youth.
d. a young male partner of a homosexual.
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.
4. punker.
5. Archaic. a prostitute.
adj.
6. Informal. poor in quality or condition.
7. ill; sick: feeling punk.
8. of or pertaining to punk rock or the punk style.
[1590–1600; of obscure orig.]
punk′y, adj. punk•i•er, punk•i•est.

punk

A type of rock music that originated in the mid–1970s, characterized by fast and aggressive playing, often deliberately unpolished, and confrontational lyrics and performance styles. Also known as punk rock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.punk - an aggressive and violent young criminalpunk - an aggressive and violent young criminal
bully - a hired thug
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
2.punk - substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)
igniter, ignitor, lighter - a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
3.punk - material for starting a firepunk - material for starting a fire  
igniter, ignitor, lighter - a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
4.punk - a teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculturepunk - a teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture
punks - a youth subculture closely associated with punk rock music in the late 1970s; in part a reaction to the hippy subculture; dress was optional but intended to shock (plastic garbage bags or old school uniforms) and hair was dyed in bright colors (in Mohican haircuts or sometimes spiked in bright plumes)
adolescent, stripling, teen, teenager - a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
5.punk - rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienationpunk - rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock
rock and roll, rock music, rock 'n' roll, rock-and-roll, rock'n'roll, rock - a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."
Adj.1.punk - of very poor quality; flimsy
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
inferior - of low or inferior quality

punk

noun delinquent, rebel, offender, wrongdoer, juvenile delinquent, miscreant He is getting a reputation as a young punk.

punk

noun
Slang. A rough, violent person who engages in destructive actions:
Informal: toughie.
Slang: hood.
Translations
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skit
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thể loại punk rock

punk

[pʌŋk]
A. N
1. (= person) (also punk rocker) → punki mf, punk mf; (= music) (also punk rock) → música f punk, punk m
2. (US) (= hoodlum) → rufián m, matón m (LAm)
B. CPD punk rock Nmúsica f punk, punk m
a punk rock bandun grupo punk

punk

[ˈpʌŋk]
n
(= person) (also punk rocker) → punk mf
(= music) (also punk rock) → punk m
(= hoodlum) → voyou m
modif [group, band] → punk

punk

n
(= person: also punk rocker) → Punker(in), Punkrocker(in) m(f); (= music: also punk rock) ? punk rock (= culture)Punk m
(US inf: = hoodlum) → Ganove m (inf)
(dated inf: = nonsense) → Stuss m (inf)
adjPunk-

punk

[pʌŋk] n
a. (person) (also punk rocker) → punk m/f inv; (music) (also punk rock) → musica punk, punk rock m
b. (Am) (fam) (hoodlum) → teppista m

punk

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References in classic literature ?
Until he was thirty he had been satisfied to class all poetry (except that of Mr George Cohan) under the general heading of punk.
He was withered, and blind, and senile, gibbering and mowing like some huge ape as ever he turned and twisted, and twisted back again, the suspended head in the pungent smoke, and handful by handful added rotten punk of wood to the smudge fire.
But don't forget to burn a few punk sticks in the joss house to the great god Mazuma from time to time.
A genuine hobo, a couple of punks, or a bunch of tender-yeared road- kids might have gone through his rags for any stray pennies or nickels and kicked him out into the darkness.
BEIRUT:One of my favorite trends is punk style, which returned for this fall/winter with extra sophistication and attitude.
is a creative claymation-influenced illustrated condensed history of punk rock for kids.
The exhibition, which runs until November 13, shows the changing imagery of punk - as well its influence on societal, cultural and political thinking.
SNARLING, spitting, shouting - punk exploded into life putting the fear of God into the music business and the establishment.
Rumours say that CM Punk doesn't know how to throw a punch.
What Every Child Needs To Know About Punk Rock" is a unique, board book format for presenting issues, icons, history, and significance of the movement of popular music known as punk rock for middle grade (and earlier) students.
Burning Britain: The History of UK Punk 1980-1984 discusses the reality of being a teen punk rocker in Thatcher's Britain, which resulted in a powerful and defiant blend of sounds that brought the 1970s to an end and defied the meaning and traditions of punk rock.
The deceptively small PUNK wireless speaker packs intense volume, durable construction and all-day battery life so you can share your music anywhere