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plastic punk

1. adjective Trying and failing to affect the outrageous, anti-establishment, countercultural looks, attitudes, and styles made popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Sometimes hyphenated. The theme park has this plastic punk vibe that you can tell was carefully calculated in a board room somewhere by a bunch of rich old men. I was in this plastic-punk band back in college, before I got a handle on the type of music I really wanted to make.
2. noun A person, band, or type of music that tries and fails to replicate punk rock or punk rockers from the late 1970s or early 1980s. The bands my teenager listens to are all these plastic punks trying so desperately to rage against the machine, conveniently forgetting that they are very much a part of that machine. You're not a punk just because you listen to a couple Sex Pistols albums. You're just a plastic punk, at best.
See also: plastic, punk

punk kid

A young, inexperienced person, especially one who is brazen, impertinent, or arrogant. Typically refers to a male. Some punk kid came into the office and started telling me how to do my job, as if I haven't been doing it for the last 50 years! In college, I was just a punk kid with no experience of the world but lots of opinions.
See also: kid, punk

punk

1. noun A young, inexperienced person, especially one who is brazen, impertinent, or arrogant. Typically refers to a male. Some punk came into the office and started telling me how to do my job, as if I haven't been doing it for the last 50 years! I think it's time to teach those little punks how we do things around here. In college, I was just a punk with no experience of the world but lots of opinions.
2. noun A young delinquent or minor criminal. Typically refers to a male. Some young punks came in and messed up my store last night. You little punk—come back here and say that to my face!
3. noun A genre of rock music typically characterized by short, aggressive, fast-paced songs and crude lyrics expressing anti-establishment and anti-mainstream themes. In my opinion, punk is personified by The Ramones.
4. noun Someone who listens to punk music and has adopted the style, aesthetic, and ethos associated with it. That's the dive bar where all the punks hang out after shows.
5. adjective Of, related to, or resembling punk music or culture. You can tell the band is trying to sound more punk on the new album. I love your outfit—very punk!

punk out

To abandon, give up, or refuse to do something out of cowardice. Tom was supposed to keep a look out while I robbed the liquor store, but he punked out at the last minute. He talked a big talk, but he punked out the moment I stood up to fight him.
See also: out, punk

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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As far as being seen in the gym, it seems that Punk is simply trying to keep himself in shape.
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"We could do things differently here," East German punks said, and it was a pronouncement they acted on.
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First, I acknowledge that white gay men and other nonblack gay men of color may not have the same relationship to the word punk. And yes, theoretically, when used as a noun, "punk" may refer to a wide range of people one might associate with weakness, a lack of integrity, or being sneaky.
The fight had been discussed for the show and White said last week that Jackson would ideally be Punk's next opponent.
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.
"Last year there were a lot of things happening but it was all in London - and Punk didn't just happen in London!
LEATHERS, coloured hair and piercings were the order of the day as partying punks turned the clock back to celebrate four decades of rebellion in the North East.
The book is divided into three parts: part one on punk spaces; part two on punk politics; and part three on punk's relationship with fascism.
Music fan Mark said: "Punk is viewed principally as a London phenomenon but, unknown to many, the Sex Pistols' touring career outside the capital was book-ended by two shows more than 200 miles away from the capital - and both in Yorkshire."
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