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English adjective: punk

1. punk of very poor quality; flimsy

Synonymsbum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, sleazy, tinny


Domain usagecolloquialism


English noun: punk

1. punk (person) an aggressive and violent young criminal

Synonymsgoon, hood, hoodlum, strong-armer, thug, tough, toughie

Broader (hypernym)criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw

Narrower (hyponym)bully

2. punk (substance) substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)

Broader (hypernym)igniter, ignitor, lighter

3. punk (substance) material for starting a fire

Synonymskindling, spunk, tinder, touchwood

Broader (hypernym)igniter, ignitor, lighter

4. punk (person) a teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture

Synonymspunk rocker

Broader (hypernym)adolescent, stripling, teen, teenager

Member meronympunks

5. punk (communication) rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock

Synonymspunk rock

Broader (hypernym)rock, rock 'n' roll, rock and roll, rock music, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll

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