pun·​kie ˈpəŋ-kē How to pronounce punkie (audio)
variants or less commonly punky
plural punkies

Word History


New York Dutch punki, modification of Delaware (Munsee) pónkwəs

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of punkie was in 1769

Dictionary Entries Near punkie

Cite this Entry

“Punkie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punkie. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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