Punk is not deifinitive. Its music, and whatever itmeans to a induvidial person.
Often a movement from the Punk Rock music, often a fast 3 chord style inspired of early rock n roll. However also element of ska and other genres is often seen. De definition punk came up in the late 70's but the music has ben alround probaly for decays, but the name was given after the English music magazine "punk" wich featured bands as patty smith and the sex pistols. Many bands such as Cock sparer (UK formed 1974) and the Ramones (usa formed 1974) is today considered punk. Gary bushel, English music journalist named certain punk bands "Oi!" (Cockney slang, means "Hey!" "hi!" or "hello!") However today the the punk, and most of all the SKinhead movement has taken this word and made it a aprt of their way of life. However it would be a matter of opinions wich band is a punk band and wich is an Oi! band. There has always ben political opinion invovled in punk lyrics, but not a certain parti political line. Many punk lyrics ex:
Ramones, I'm against it:
"I dont' like politics, I don't like communists, I don't like games and fun, I dont like anyone! And im against it!"

Cock sparrer, watch your back:

"We don't wanna be part of a new religion, we don't wanna be fooled with a swizz balde knife, We don't wanna be part of a political dream, just wanna get on living out life"

However other bands like Crass has clearly a string left ving political moment.

A band like the Exploited and the sex pistols, has posed with nazi symbols, but their lyrics are in no way right or particually left ving. It seems like a provocation against exstremists, both left and right and the casual person.

Both extreme left ving and extreme right ving punk bands have ben seen, but has not becomed a generel considered typical role model for people interested in the punk scene
Punk is not a fashion, its a way of life
by Sune Borgen February 18, 2005
punk is not a style, it is not wearing as many braclets as you can fit on your arm or spiking your hair. It is not about dressing in stripes or in Torn-up clothes or even how many times you've rammed a needle inside yourself. It is the way you live and breathe your life.
sex pistols and ramones are punk rock. that stupid emo crap you hear...AFI for instance would NOT be punk......so quit complaining about punk rock music being for fags until you learn what it is!
by Sabrina Lorentz May 05, 2007
Punk is a lifestyle. the ramones did not start punk rock they simply lived it. No one started punk it was picked up. In this day and age there are still punks but there are just as many posers.
Many punks express their views through music known as "good ass shit" so pick up a fucking circle jerks or germs album and get out your fashionable fuckin world....live a little
"Hey look at that kid kickin the shit out of that cop, now hes a punk!"
by Johnny Vomit March 09, 2005
Being punk isn't about trying to be different just to be different. It's not about wearing the coolest looking studded belt, it's not about dying your hair cause your parents don't want you to. It's not about being a bad ass and trying to impress anyone. It's not about being able to tell someone to "fuck off". It is about being able to be who you are and standing up for what you believe in. It's about being an individual.
&&Im the real -punk- deal, mother fucker.
by Katie Tizzomlin November 13, 2006
Before the "punk" music scene took over, punk was only known as a male prostitute, or a male who participates in sodemy.
Look at that punk over there walking into that gay bar!
by zykos June 30, 2006
One thing that Punk obviously is not would be unified. Or having the same belief. Punk is perfectly acceptable for drop out age kids through early or mid twenties. After that it's like " ok lady your scaring us". "Fuck the Government,fuck what people say,I am my own person". " hey I'm punk, maybe broke live with mom but I'm movin out next month because she is ating like a bitch and I'm going to be fourty next week".
Old man on death bed..... "Hey kids keep punk alive ok, and don't ever let any one tell you what to do" "Tell us more ole wise one" "OK, fuck what any body thinks and always think about yourself only defend these things and oh yes never I mean never listen to what antbody else has to say remember you are the most important person in the world. Fuck family fuck( coughing up blood)every thing
by jody young July 15, 2006
Punk is a lifestyle.
A mental state.
The need to shake off all supression.
To be FREE.
Remember that word, Free.
It's listening to the Ramones in a basement with friends while smoking a blunt.
It's kicking over a sign and saying FUCK THAT.
It's defying the rules that you see to be unfit.
It's defying the system that you see to be stupid.
It's Punk.

A poser is that who will take this definition.
Go out, and do exactly what was written.
"A guy walks up to me and asks 'What's Punk?'. So I kick over a garbage can and say 'That's punk!'. So he kicks over the garbage can and says 'That's Punk?', and I say 'No that's trendy!"

by Vatani March 12, 2007
A man in prison that has the "niche" of being the person that gets raped by all of the larger prison inmates. This man is taken advantage of by all the inmates and is therefor known as a "punk"
the other day when that punk bent over in the shower i grabbed him by the hips and went buckwild!
by punk raper November 22, 2009

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