punk rock


Definition of punk rock

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

Other Words from punk rock

punk rocker noun

Examples of punk rock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both Catholicism and punk rock have an element of spectacle to them. Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2022 These were the last great days of the punk rock movement. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 12 July 2022 The pop-laden song arrives alongside a music video directed by Haley Bowman that sees the musicians formed of literal plastic, evoking punk rock Barbie dolls. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 8 July 2022 His love for the shade has also made its way to his and Fox's growing roster of matching outfits, which often leans towards a punk rock aesthetic. Michelle Lee, PEOPLE.com, 10 June 2022 Alongside their menus, the Red Door brings in talented jazz musicians on Monday nights and features all sorts of live acts throughout the weekends, from punk rock bands to vocalists and DJs. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2022 CNN)It has been 42 years since Ian Curtis, the lead singer of the legendary post-punk rock band Joy Division, took his own life. Emmet Lyons, Michael Holmes And Henry Hullah, CNN, 21 May 2022 The jazzy, yet punk rock album, which ran just under an hour, mostly relied on Lamar and his thoughts on his Compton environment. Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 12 May 2022 ClayRocksU excels at something similar, fusing Igbo language and local pidgin folk elements with punk rock. Ama Udofa, Rolling Stone, 19 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of punk rock

1970, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jul 2022

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“Punk rock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punk%20rock. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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