Definition of steampunk noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstiːmpʌŋk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːmpʌŋk//
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  1. 1a type of science fiction set in a time when machines use steam for power, often the 19th century Otomo has created a steampunk portrait of Victorian England, where inventors race to get ahead of one another with new engines and discoveries.
  2. 2clothes, equipment, etc. based on the idea of steampunk, using old materials or styles to make something modern look old