Meaning of “punk” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “punk” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /pʌŋk/

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.

(Definition of “punk” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)