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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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Jessica Steinhoff, "Legs McNeil Resurrects Please Kill Me for a New Generation of Punks, Drunks, and Music-History Junkies Too Tough to Die," Isthmus: Daily Page, 26 September 2012, http://www.
Exhibit B: "My punk IQ is low," rapper Frank Ocean yielded.
According to MTV producer Ron Cohen, with Jingle Punks "we no longer must choose from middling to mediocre music or recycle tracks heard everywhere.
Best punk memory - "Being 14 at the local disco and Smash It Up by The Damned coming on and all the punks in the village turning up and going totally mental.
GROWING UP in Calgary in the 1970s, members of a punk rock band called the Hot Nasties, we were misfits.
He said: "Although it's debatable, 1976 is the year regarded by most as the year that punk really took off in Britain.
HELEN SAYS: When I was an art student in Brighton there was a really noisy punk band that rehearsed in our basement.
Punks may not be pretty and their lyrics may not be coherent to the casual listener, but they have integrity and a deep understanding of what the Air Force calls "service before self.
Our target listener grew up in Southern California, maybe surfing at Mission Viejo or Malibu or Santa Monica, someone who knows this music, who was here for the '70s punk scene and was shaped by it,'' Steele said last week in his messy cubbyhole at Entravision's Mid-Wilshire headquarters.
Within the last ten years, fashion trends of the punk scene, erroneously credited to the grunge movement of the Nineties, have gained widespread popularity.
Is it just me or does it really feel like punk never happened?