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punk

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

Origin and Etymology of punk

origin unknown


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punk

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

punkish

play \ˈpəŋ-kish\ adjective

Examples of punk in a Sentence

  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

punk Synonyms

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
Related Words
abysmal, atrocious, awful, bitchin' [slang], brutal, damnable, deplorable, detestable, disastrous, dreadful, execrable, gnarly [slang], horrendous, horrible, pathetic, stinky, sucky [slang], terrible, unspeakable; defective, faulty, flawed; egregious, flagrant, gross; bum, cheesy, coarse, common, crappy [slang], cut-rate, junky, lesser, low-grade, low-rent, mediocre, miserable, reprehensible, rotten, rubbishy, second-rate, shoddy, sleazy, trashy; abominable, odious, vile; useless, valueless, worthless; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, meager (or meagre), mean, miserly, niggardly, scanty, shabby, short, skimp, skimpy, spare, stingy; miscreant, scurrilous, villainous; counterfeit, fake, phony (also phoney), sham
Near Antonyms
classic, classical; A1, bang-up, banner, boss [slang], capital, choice, crackerjack, dandy, divine, excellent, exceptional, fabulous, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-test, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, perfect, premium, prime, sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderful; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, special, sufficient; average, borderline, fair, mediocre, middling, minimal, so-so, unexceptional; suitable, useful, worthy; gratifying, satisfying

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punk

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 and Etymology of punk

perhaps alteration of spunk

Other Wood Production Terms


PUNK Defined for Kids

punk

noun \ ˈpəŋk \

Definition of punk for Students

:a rude and violent young man


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