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English definition of “punk”

punk

noun  /pʌŋk/ us  

punk noun (CULTURE)

[U] a style or culture popular among young people, esp. in the late 1970s, expressing opposition to authority through shocking behavior, clothes, and hair, and through fast, loud music: punk music/rock

punk noun (CRIMINAL)

[C] slang a young person who fights and is involved in criminal activities: Some punk tried to steal my coat.
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