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A wide genre of music. Often the cause of large arguments as to what bands actually fall into the genre.
Usually contains a strong political or personal message, but has evolved to include humour and personal emotions.

Quite often the term 'punk rock' is used to describe new, more poppy bands as opposed to the old school founders of the genre (who are known as simply 'punk').
Despite common belief, the genre does not include bands such as New Found Glory, Blink 182, Good Charlotte or Sum 41. All of whom are considered pop bands.
Man I saw the coolest punk rock band last night.
by Sekt March 21, 2003
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To try to define punk rock is stupid. Punk rock is a kind of music, and is the life style around it, that started it. Your punk if you really don't give a damn what people think. Punk rock music is generally raw and fast 3 chord music, and it always has lyrics that are about something that the written wants to be out there. The lifestyle of punk rock kids though doesn't mean you only listen to punk rock, it means you listen to, and do whatever you want and don't give half a fuck what other people think. A true punk rock kid could listen to one direction, acdc, the Ramones, and 5sos and still be punk rock cause if the way they held themselves and acted. If your punk, you speak and act out for what you believe in, especially of it will make you uncool.
I posted this because really? I looked this up for a joke, but the definitions accualy made me laugh, cause an accualy punk kid wouldnt care if you were trashing their bands or calling them not punk or whatever. Punks not dead, just misunderstood
Pop punk kid: I love blink 182, all time low, good Charlotte, and 5sos!
Poser punk rock: what the fuck? Good Charlotte and blink 182 have killed punk rock! The Ramones and Blondie are punk rock You aren't actually punk!
Punk rock: I like Sex Pistols, simple plan, dead Kennedy's, green day the clash, Ed Sheerhan, and five iron frenzy. Oh I'm not punk rock? I don't give half a fuck
by Thismeanswar June 17, 2014
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1.) a type of music that speaks the truth so bluntly and loudly that most dislike to hear it.
To all those who are the people and to all those who believe and for those

who know a better world exists and can be achieved through new thoughts,

new ideas, music and politics not through religion, war, and social

clarity; to those who wish to break free from conformity, racism, facism,

prejudice, narrow-mindedness. We dedicate this

definition of punk rock to

those people.

Baby, I'm an Anarchist-Against Me!
Maria-Rage Against the Machine
Blood-Red White and Blue-Rise Against
To The World-Strike Anywhere
American Jesus-Bad Religion

For those of you who still think punk rock is dead after reading our definition, to you we say, you're not punk rock because if you were you would realize there is still punk rock, you're confusing a lot of music that would fall under an entirely different category than "punk rock" but is still delivering the same message but has been completly raped and mutilated by the media and by society.
by Chelsey King & Melissa Brewster September 04, 2005
15 15
a type of music with no rules, people with a fuck everything, its all about the music, u wanna wear brand name shit go fuck urself attitude.
nofx r punk rock
good charlotte are try-hard punk rock
by popin pete September 23, 2004
28 28
A way of expressing yourself, through style, music, choice of whatever the fuck you want.Punk is an "I don't give a fuck attitude" But NOONE is punk...Punk is all about being yourself, so don't just go randomely place yourself in the "punk" category
The Casualties are true punk. Good Charlotte AREN'T
by Maddie December 20, 2003
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music with no rules
at the punk rock show the singer stuck the microphone up his ass then took a shit onstage and got down and licked it then threw it at the audience.also someone jumped off the balcony but nobody went to see if he was o.k.
by emu March 05, 2003
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1. Something that defies the grade of normal society and/or is ridiculously awesome.

2. A genre of music

3. A stone taken in as a pet by a fan of the punk music genre who begins to dress and act like said fan.
Bob: dude, Jim just blew a foghorn into a candle and it exploded!
Tom: bro, that's totes punk rock! Is he ok?
by Lewis del Miguelito January 24, 2010
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