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"worthless person" (especially a young hoodlum), 1917, probably from punk kid "criminal's apprentice," underworld slang first attested 1904 (with overtones of "catamite"). Ultimately from punk (adj.) " inferior, bad" (q.v.), or else from punk "prostitute, harlot, strumpet," first recorded 1590s, of unknown origin.
Of uncertain origin. Possibly from the application of the sense punk (“rotten wood dust used as tinder”) ... For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:punk. Punk out ˇ Punk-ass ˇ Bindle punk ˇ Crust punk
Definition of punk. (Entry 1 of 3). 1 : a usually petty gangster, hoodlum, or ruffian. 2a : punk rock. b : a punk rock musician. c : one who affects punk styles.
"worthless person" (especially a young hoodlum), 1917, probably from punk kid "criminal's apprentice," underworld slang first attested 1904 (with overtones of "catamite"). Ultimately from punk "prostitute, harlot, strumpet," first recorded 1590s, of unknown origin. For sense shift from "harlot" to "homosexual," cf.
Aug 20, 2018 ˇ The term re-crossed the Atlantic, and was used to describe London bands. At some point after that, apparently, punk “died.” Those that mention ...
The Algonquin word for dust or ashes, ponk is the most likely root of punk, which originally described rotten wood used to start fires. That meaning is also found ...
The term "punk rock" was first used by American rock critics in the early 1970s to describe 1960s garage bands and ...
Aug 26, 2016 ˇ Shakespeare was an early user of the word 'punk', which originally ... Less well- known is the use of the term 'Punk Music' to advertise early ...
a style, originating among fans of punk rock, characterized by motley clothes, oddly clipped hair, etc. Origin of punk. Early Modern English slang from uncertain or ...