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 us   /pʌŋk/
  • punk noun (CULTURE)

[U] a ​style or ​culturepopular among ​youngpeople, esp. in the late 1970s, ​expressingopposition to ​authority through ​shockingbehavior, ​clothes, and ​hair, and through ​fast, ​loudmusic: punk ​music/​rock
  • punk noun (CRIMINAL)

[C] slang a ​youngperson who ​fights and is ​involved in ​criminalactivities: Some punk ​tried to ​steal my ​coat.
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