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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Examples of punk rock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another punk rock band, Descendents, is taking NOFX's spot at the top of the bill on Sept. 24. Jolie Lash, EW.com, "NOFX pull out of Vegas music fest citing backlash over old joke about mass shooting," 4 May 2021 Charlie’s opened with a live DJ, and Howe says to expect more of the same, as well as live music from local punk rock bands. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, "In Old East Dallas, the Starlight Lounge cleans up and reopens as Charlie’s Star Lounge," 27 Apr. 2021 Growing up, Powell was immersed in comics and underground punk rock, both of which informed his political sensibility. Sean Clancy, Arkansas Online, "Pictures worth 1,000 words: Artist's essays explore parenting, protest," 22 Apr. 2021 Will the punk rock character of the neighborhood survive the pandemic? Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Punk Rock Is Back. Somewhere, Jimmy Webb Is Smiling," 14 Apr. 2021 The resulting works call to mind punk rock zines — thoughtfully ad hoc and/or deceptively crude. Danielle Avram, Dallas News, "Dallas artist Vince Jones breathes new life into found objects with creative mashups," 7 Apr. 2021 Honorees have included the neurologist Oliver Sacks, the punk rock impresario Danny Fields, the Village People’s Randy Jones and Leitsch himself. NBC News, "Julius' Bar, site of historic gay 'sip-in,' threatened by pandemic," 27 Mar. 2021 Right now, fans are guessing Porcupine might be a certain punk rock artist. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Who Is Porcupine (Robopine) on 'The Masked Singer'? Here's What Internet Detectives Are Saying," 11 Mar. 2021 Later, the Linda Lindas, a real-life punk rock outfit, perform for Vivian and her new squad. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, "Riot Grrrls Rule The Moxie Soundtrack," 3 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of punk rock

1970, in the meaning defined above

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8 May 2021

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“Punk rock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punk%20rock. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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