punk
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1596 1. archaic prostitute 2. [probably partly from punk (III)] nonsense, foolishness 3. a. a young inexperienced person ; beginner, novice; especially a young man b. a usually petty gangster, hoodlum, or ruffian c. slang a young man used as a homosexual partner especially in a prison 4. a. punk rock b. a punk rock musician c. one who affects punk styles II. adjective Date: 1896 1. very poor ; inferior <
played a punk game
>
2. being in poor health <
said that she was feeling punk
>
3. a. of or relating to punk rock b. relating to or being a style (as of dress or hair) inspired by punk rock • punkish adjective III. noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of spunk Date: 1687 1. wood so decayed as to be dry, crumbly, and useful for tinder 2. a preparation (as of a stick of coated wood) that burns slowly and is used to ignite fuses especially of fireworks

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