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1punk

noun \ˈpəŋk\

Definition of PUNK

1
archaic :  prostitute
2
[probably partly from 3punk] :  nonsense, foolishness
3
a :  a young inexperienced person :  beginner, novice; especially :  a young man
b :  a usually petty gangster, hoodlum, or ruffian
c slang :  a young man used as a homosexual partner especially in a prison
4
a :  punk rock
b :  a punk rock musician
c :  one who affects punk styles
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Origin of PUNK

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1596

2punk

adjective

Definition of PUNK

1
:  very poor :  inferior <played a punk game>
2
:  being in poor health <said that she was feeling punk>
3
a :  of or relating to punk rock
b :  relating to or being a style (as of dress or hair) inspired by punk rock
punk·ish \ˈpəŋ-kish\ adjective

Examples of PUNK

  1. <she plays a punk game of tennis, so you won't have any trouble beating her>
  2. <the acting in the movie ranged all the way from poor to punk>

First Known Use of PUNK

1896

Related to PUNK

Synonyms
bastard, bush, bush-league, crummy (also crumby), deficient, dissatisfactory, ill, inferior, lame, lousy, off, paltry, poor, bad, sour, suboptimal, subpar, substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wack [slang], wanting, wretched, wrong
Antonyms
acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, fine, OK (or okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, standard, tolerable

3punk

noun

Definition of PUNK

1
:  wood so decayed as to be dry, crumbly, and useful for tinder
2
:  a preparation (as of a stick of coated wood) that burns slowly and is used to ignite fuses especially of fireworks

Origin of PUNK

perhaps alteration of spunk
First Known Use: 1687

Other Wood Production Terms

cord, lumber
PUNK[3] Defined for Kids

punk

noun \ˈpəŋk\

Definition of PUNK for Kids

:  a rude and violent young man

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