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punky

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adjective \ˈpəŋ-kē\

Definition of punky

punkier

punkiest

  1. :  resembling punk in being soft or rotted

punkiness

noun

Origin and Etymology of punky

3punk


First Known Use: 1872


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punky

adjective

Definition of punky

  1. :  resembling or typical of a punk

Origin and Etymology of punky

1punk


First Known Use: 1972


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