punk rock


Definition of punk rock

: rock music marked by extreme and often deliberately offensive expressions of alienation and social discontent

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Other Words from punk rock

punk rocker noun

Examples of punk rock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the comparatively high-brow Rolling Stone was promoting the likes of James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen, Creem was championing the burgeoning punk rock scene. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine': Film Review," 6 Aug. 2020 Since debuting her platinum mullet in January, Cyrus has leaned into a look that merges punk rock insouciance with serious luxury. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa Tease New Music and Fresh Looks," 5 Aug. 2020 But the following year, the British newspaper The Observer reported Crass, a British punk rock band, had claimed responsibility for the tape. Richa Naik And Nick Scott, CNN, "Dirty tricks and the 2020 election: lessons from the KGB," 30 July 2020 To top it off, there’s voice acting from the Ramones (yes, the rock star Ramones), adding an official layer of punk rock cool to the show. Raisa Bruner, Time, "We Asked Experts for 10 of Their Most Memorable Simpsons Episodes of All Time," 10 Dec. 2019 Lindberg's band Pennywise was the most commercially successful band to hail from the South Bay and one of the biggest bands in punk rock through the 1990s and 2000s, solidifying a skate-and-surf-centric message of positivity and open-mindedness. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Pennywise's Jim Lindburg to Curate Acoustic Speakeasy Stage for L.A.'s BeachLife Fest," 12 Feb. 2020 Dinner at Bandito Burrito 3017 Governors Drive S.W. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Under $10 Fresh, affordable Mexican food gone punk rock. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "The ultimate Huntsville weekend: 30 local must-do’s," 27 Sep. 2019 Riverdale and Katy Keene's Ashleigh Murray, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Chloe Bennet, and Mythic Quest's Jessie Ennis make up some of Julie's Valley high school friends, while Good Girls' Mae Whitman is part of the punk rock crew. Nick Romano, EW.com, "They've got the beat! Watch the first trailer for the Valley Girl musical remake," 16 Apr. 2020 Since emerging on the scene, Blondie has been recognized for being pioneers in the punk rock scene. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, "Debbie Harry Claims David Bowie Flashed Her as a Thank You Reward for Giving Him Cocaine," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of punk rock

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Punk rock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punk%20rock. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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