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Related to punk: punky, pink, Punk subculture

punk out

Sl. to chicken out (of something); to withdraw from something in cowardice. He was supposed to ask her out, but he punked out at the last minute. Come on! Stick with it! Don't punk out!
See also: out, punk

plastic punk

n. falsely stylish. Isn’t all punk really plastic punk?
See also: plastic, punk

punk

1. and punk kid n. an inexperienced boy or youth. (Derogatory. Also a term of address.) Ask that punk kid to come over here.
2. n. a petty (male) hoodlum; a (male) juvenile delinquent. The jails are packed with crooks who were just punks a few years ago.
3. mod. poor; dull and inferior. The party turned punk, and we left.
4. mod. having to do with punkers or their music. This music sounds too punk for me.

punk kid

verb
See punk
See also: kid, punk

punk out

1. in. to chicken out. He was supposed to ask her out, but he punked out at the last minute.
2. in. to become a punker. If my kids ever punked out and looked like that, I think I’d clobber them.
See also: out, punk
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Greene incorporates serious academic approaches along with a tongue-in-cheek mixture of profanity, photographs from the artistic group NN (No Name), concert fliers, interviews with band members, and copies of his blog to analyze the punk movement from the point of view of an intellectual punk who rebels against the staid academic writing prevalent in the field.
He said: "I have been a punk for 40 years, and when I heard about this happening it was like all my Christmases had come at once.
I wanted to do something about Punk in the regions, not about London.
The strongest chapters in this collection--on East German interpretations of punk (Howes), for example, or those analyzing punk lyrics (Borghardt, Brandes, Eis, and Eckert)--are deeply rooted in the source material.
Punk abruptly left WWE in January 2014 and hasn't been back since.
Chapter 2 deconstructs Dick Hebdige's concept of punk as a "subculture," arguing that a sociological analysis of punk needs to be grounded in both musical aesthetics and the practice of music making itself.
In the programme, the punk-poet Andy T speaks of the inspiration punk provided and its wider significance is discussed by Dr Simon Warner, a lecturer in popular music studies at the University of Leeds, while Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, a rock 'n' roll cultural historian, claims punk was a major influence in the empowerment of women.
The 24-year-old Gall has had his eyes set on Punk for a long time, telling Fox Sports last January, I'll finish CM Punk.
This season, some fashion designers and brands thought of punk mood with the dark details and rebellious mood.
The pieces were collated by designer and punk historian Dr Russell Bestley, who curated the exhibition to coincide with Punk Now
One of the godfathers of the movement was Malcolm McLaren, who managed early US punk band New York Dolls, and opened SEX with Vivienne Westwood, a Chelsea shop selling punk fashion.
the show juxtaposed punk-inflected high fashion from the 1970s to today--by designers such as Alexander McQueen, Thom Browne, Helmut Lang, and Zandra Rhodes--with vintage videos of band members dressed in classic punk gear.
Colorado punk rockers Reno Divorce play straight-up punk rock at a freight-train pace.
PUNK, IT'S "THE INK THAT'S IN MY SKIN," sings Frank Turner, vocalist for the post-hardcore band Million Dead.
LEFT OF THE DIAL: CONVERSATIONS WITH PUNK ICONS features interviews by musical journalist and musician David Ensminger with some of punk music's most famous figures, from Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys to Dave Dictor of MDC, and provides a fine survey of punk music's political sentiments and cultural traditions.