punk·​er ˈpəŋ-kər How to pronounce punker (audio)

Examples of punker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The band is joined by Delaware punkers Nathan Gray and the Iron Roses. Chris Richards, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 The wordy, hooky power-pop-punkers kick off a monthlong Thursday night residency at Notch Brewing’s Brighton taproom. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Mar. 2023 Enter Canadian pop-punker Cody Muraro. Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2023 Fellow punker Michael Angelo, the DJ on Saturday nights, held contests where accomplished dancers could compete for a $1,000 prize. Steven Vargas, Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2022 Johnson went on to form the bands the Solid Senders, as well as the Wilko Johnson Band, before briefly joining English pub punker Ian Dury’s band, the Blockheads, in 1980. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 23 Nov. 2022 Cleveland surf-punk band The Rosies put on a perfect punker of a set, ending with a bass guitar smash onstage and a mosh pit bubbling up in the audience. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 27 Feb. 2022 Indeed, the half-hour show, like its three teen punker ghosts imprisoned inside their own 25-year-old demo CD, is a Disney Channel showbiz comedy trapped inside a Netflix prestige project. Robyn Bahr, Billboard, 10 Sep. 2020 Johansen was the lead singer of the proto-glam-punkers New York Dolls, who were influential in their own right, and had reinvented himself as a louche lounge act named Buster Poindexter. Wesley Morris, New York Times, 11 May 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of punker was in 1977

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“Punker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punker. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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