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1 falling short of a standard
  • she plays a punk game of tennis, so you won't have any trouble beating her

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Synonyms & Antonyms of punk (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a person who is just starting out in a field of activity
  • an impertinent punk who was trying to tell senior colleagues how to do their jobs

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2 a violent, brutal person who is often a member of an organized gang
  • the vigilante was hailed by some as a hero for standing up to the punks who had repeatedly threatened his family

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The first known use of punk was circa 1575

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“Punk.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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