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Meaning & Definition of Punk in English

English

Punk

/pəŋk/

noun

1. An aggressive and violent young criminal

    synonym:
  • hood
  • ,
  • hoodlum
  • ,
  • goon
  • ,
  • punk
  • ,
  • thug
  • ,
  • tough
  • ,
  • toughie
  • ,
  • strong-armer

2. Substance that smolders when ignited

  • Used to light fuses (especially fireworks)
    synonym:
  • punk

3. Material for starting a fire

    synonym:
  • kindling
  • ,
  • tinder
  • ,
  • touchwood
  • ,
  • spunk
  • ,
  • punk

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

    synonym:
  • punk rocker
  • ,
  • punk

5. Rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation

  • In part a reaction against progressive rock
    synonym:
  • punk rock
  • ,
  • punk

adjective

1. Of very poor quality

  • Flimsy
    synonym:
  • bum
  • ,
  • cheap
  • ,
  • cheesy
  • ,
  • chintzy
  • ,
  • crummy
  • ,
  • punk
  • ,
  • sleazy
  • ,
  • tinny