a type of rock-‘n’-roll, reaching its peak in the late 1970s and characterized by loud, insistent music and abusive or violent protest lyrics, and whose performers and followers are distinguished by extremes of dress and socially defiant behavior.
a fast abrasive style of rock music of the late 1970s, characterized by aggressive or offensive lyrics and performance Sometimes shortened to punk
Loud and crude rock-and-roll music played by persons who purport, in their dress, vile behavior and language, repellent names, and ugly appearance, to be loathsome louts: The bad equivalent of ”bubble-gum,” it was called punk-rock, and it was totally utilitarian music (1976+)
[puhng-kee] /ˈpʌŋ ki/ adjective, punkier, punkiest. 1. of, like, or pertaining to spongy . 2. burning very slowly, as a fire. [puhng-kee] /ˈpʌŋ ki/ adjective, punkier, punkiest. 1. Slang. of or like or hoodlums. 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of , its performers, or its devotees. adj. 1872, of wood, from punk (n.1) + […]
[puhn-er] /ˈpʌn ər/ noun 1. a person who ; punster. [puhn-er] /ˈpʌn ər/ noun 1. a rammer for compacting earth or fresh concrete.
[puhn-it] /ˈpʌn ɪt/ noun, British, Australian. 1. a small container or basket for strawberries or other fruit. /ˈpʌnɪt/ noun 1. (mainly Brit) a small basket for fruit, such as strawberries n. “small, round chip basket,” 1822, chiefly British, of obscure origin.
- Punnett square
noun in genetics, a type of grid used to show the gametes of each parent and their possible offspring; a type of grid that can indicate all the possible outcomes of a genetic cross; also called checkerboard Word Origin from Reginald Crundall Punnett, English geneticist