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punk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music, Youth, Crime
punkpunk /pʌŋk/ noun  1 [uncountable] (also punk rock)APM a type of loud music popular in the late 1970s and 1980s2 [countable] (also punk rocker)SSY someone who likes punk music and wears things that are typical of it, such as torn clothes, metal chains, and coloured hair punk hairstyles3 [countable] American English informalSCC a young man who fights and breaks the law4 [uncountable] American EnglishSUBSTANCE a substance that burns without a flame that is used to light fireworks etc
Examples from the Corpus
punkThink of them as a punk Dire Straits.Sid Vicious, the smack-addled punk who stabbed his girlfriend in Sid and Nancy.Guys like that, cheap punks, are easy enough to handle when you feel up to it.A couple of punks on the far side, also waiting to cross, were pointing at the oblivious Slater and laughing.Which is fine -- we enjoy a good debate in print, sensationalist punks that we are.Take punk, it was all about a tight nucleus of bands who were all mates.I'd like to find the punk who broke off my car antenna.All these punks are the same.
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