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Definition of punk noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(also punk rock) [uncountable] a type of loud and aggressive rock music popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s a punk band
  2. 2(also punk rocker) [countable] a person who likes punk music and dresses like a punk musician, for example by wearing metal chains, leather clothes, and having brightly colored hair a punk haircut
  3. 3[countable] (informal) a young man or boy who behaves in a rude or violent way
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: punk