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punks

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plural of punk

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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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“Punks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/punks. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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