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Protopunk vs. Punk

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Protopunknoun

Collectively, the music (of various genres and backgrounds) that influenced the later punk movement in the 1970s.

Punknoun

(countable) A person used for sex, particularly:

Punknoun

syn of prostitute: a person paid for sex.

Punknoun

syn of catamite: a boy or younger man used by an older as a (usually passive) homosexual partner.

Punknoun

syn of bottom: any passive or effeminate homosexual male.

Punknoun

A boy who accompanies a hobo, especially as used for sex.

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Punknoun

syn of faggot: any male homosexual.

Punknoun

syn of bitch: a man forced or coerced into a homosexual relationship, especially in prison.

‘Because he was so weak, Vinny soon became Tony's punk.’;

Punknoun

A worthless person, particularly:

Punknoun

syn of fellow: any person, especially a male comrade.

Punknoun

(pejorative) A petty criminal, especially a juvenile delinquent.

Punknoun

(pejorative) nodot=a: a weak, timid person.

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Punknoun

syn of amateur.

Punknoun

A young, untrained animal or worker.

Punknoun

, a genre known for short, loud, energetic songs with electric guitars and strong drums.

Punknoun

(countable) nodot=a, a musician known for playing punk rock or a fan of the genre.

Punknoun

(uncountable) The larger nonconformist social movement associated with punk rock and its fans.

Punknoun

(uncountable) Any material used as tinder for lighting fires, such as agaric, dried wood, or touchwood, but especially wood altered by certain fungi.

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Punknoun

(countable) A utensil for lighting wicks or fuses (such as those of fireworks) resembling stick incense.

Punkadjective

Worthless, contemptible, particularly

Punkadjective

Bad, substandard.

Punkadjective

Thuggish, criminal.

Punkadjective

Cowardly.

Punkadjective

Poorly, sickly.

Punkadjective

Inexperienced.

Punkadjective

Of or concerning punk rock or its associated subculture.

‘You look very punk with your t-shirt, piercing, and chains.’;

Punkverb

To pimp.

Punkverb

To forcibly perform anal sex upon an unwilling partner.

‘Ricky punked his new cell-mates.’;

Punkverb

To prank.

‘I got expelled when I punked the principal.’;

Punkverb

(especially with "out") To give up or concede; to act like a wimp.

‘Jimmy was going to help me with the prank, but he punked (out) at the last minute.’;

Punkverb

(often with "out" or "up") To adapt or embellish in the style of the punk movement.

Punknoun

Wood so decayed as to be dry, crumbly, and useful for tinder; touchwood.

Punknoun

A fungus (Polyporus fomentarius, etc.) sometimes dried for tinder; agaric.

Punknoun

An artificial tinder. See Amadou, and Spunk.

Punknoun

A prostitute; a strumpet.

Punknoun

an aggressive and violent young criminal

Punknoun

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

Punknoun

material for starting a fire

Punknoun

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

Punknoun

rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock

Punkadjective

of very poor quality

Punknoun

a loud, fast-moving, and aggressive form of rock music, popular in the late 1970s

‘punk had turned pop music and its attendant culture on its head’;

Punknoun

an admirer or player of punk rock, typically characterized by coloured spiked hair and clothing decorated with safety pins or zips

‘punks fought Teds on the Kings Road on Saturday afternoons’;

Punknoun

a worthless person (often used as a general term of abuse)

‘you think any of these punks they got fighting today could stand up to Joe Louis?’;

Punknoun

a criminal or thug

‘there's never been a better time to take our streets back from the punks’;

Punknoun

(in prison slang) a passive male homosexual

‘he determined to be made into no one's punk’;

Punknoun

an inexperienced young person

‘you were a nobody, a punk kid starting out’;

Punknoun

soft, crumbly wood that has been attacked by fungus, used as tinder.

Punkadjective

relating to punk rock and its associated subculture

‘a punk band’; ‘a punk haircut’;

Punkadjective

in poor condition

‘I felt too punk to eat’;

Punkverb

trick or deceive

‘his friends punked him and told him that she was having a party, which is why he showed up unannounced’; ‘the Associated Press got punked with a fake tweet’;

Punkverb

(chiefly in sport) defeat utterly

‘the Tigers punked the Sooners 40–6’;

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