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A very wide genre of rock started in 1977 that has a sound that has infleunced countless types of music some of which including: streetpunk, oi, d-beat, crust powerviolence, pop-punk, grind, indie, emo, screamo, hardcore, deathrock, 77, uk82, glam, hair metal, speed metal, and even sludge metal.

It is a label that is largely misunderstoof by the public (despite what they may think) and so overused that obvious fallacies to what the style is (fast, loud, and hard) have become accepted. Such clearly pop acts like Hilary Duff have been labeled punk which is downright laughable.
Punk has become too wide of genre to apply to any specific type of music now. Almost any band that plays fast, loud, and hard can be called punk, although not always correctly.

The punk music label has become simply a matter of perspective, for example: a common streetpunk might say that The Casualties are a punk band, while a crust punk would simply laugh at this, and then proceed to listen to Axegrinder.
by Andrew Apocalypse July 22, 2005
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None of these definitions

Punk is punk

pure and simple

if you have to look up a definition

then you'll never know
Is this punk? You just asked me...so the answer is no
by Atomixx90 March 02, 2006
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A late 20th century phenomenum. The greatest, most earth-shaking popular culture since rock'n'roll. Musically, an natural evolution of folk/protest music. For the people, by the people, an accessable documentaion of modern times. Genuine eccentricity for the modern age, lampooning all trends before it and sticking two fingers up to a confused and plastic world.
The Bus Station Loonies.
Ruptured Ambitions.
Dick Lucas.
Vivian Stanshall.
Ian Dury.
John Peel.
Punk is punk is punk is punk.
There is no authority but yourself.
Do anything you wanna do.
by Chris Wheelie June 18, 2005
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can sometimes be used as an insult.
by boobies98 July 13, 2008
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Punk is a type of music.

Punk is a way of thinking.

Punk is a way of believing.

Punk is not what you wear.

Punk is not Blink-182. (Sorry, folks...)

Punk is not Sum 41!

Punk, is believing what you what to believe. Punk is going against the world. Punk is not caring who stares at you says "OH MY, WHAT AN AWFUL PERSON THAT MUST BE!". Punk is feeling what you want to feel, being who you want to be, punk is being somebody.

Punk is not what you see television! Or hear on the radio. Or read about in books or magazines! Punk is not about being like all the guys with mohawks and chelseas!

PUNK IS ABOUT BEING DIFFERENT! IT'S ABOUT HAVING VOICE AND AN OPINION!

And it doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, happy or sad, black or white, catholic or atheist. It doesn't matter if you live in a house, an apartment, a basement or on the street! PUNK ACCEPTS ANYBODY! ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY!
"Oh, I'm so punk, because, I just bought a Sex Pistols t-shirt!"= No.
by Bronx. September 09, 2007
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1. n. a rotten piece of wood.
2. n. a bratty kid
3. n. the one who gets bent and takes it in the prison showers
4. n. an anarchisti, rebellious, wealth-denying obnoxious hooligan. often associated with a (not particularly) musical revolution from mid-1970s britain and america typified by bands such as MC5, television, the clash, and the sex pistols punk rock.
5. adj. anything displaying the "i don't give a shit what you nancies think about me" and "i don't like it, fuck this bullshit" attitude
"we're not into music; we're into chaos." -johnny rotten of the sex pistols

(punk is a beautifully angry thing and i like it)
by akary August 05, 2005
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An adjective that she uses for him when he cleverly jokes with her. She doesn't necessarily dislike the joke; it's her way of acknowledging his humor.
Star, "When are you free?"
Sun, "After my civ exam."
Star, ":)"
Sun, ":) You DO realize that my Civ exam was over more than an hour ago ;p."
Star, "YOU ARE A PUNK!"
by You Be December 15, 2010
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