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
Some one who talks a lot of shit but doesint back it up.
"I will beat you up!"
"Prove it!"
Punk proceeds to run away.
by TheNinjaWarrior July 04, 2006
Punk is not a way you look, it's a state of mind. It's not mohawks and DIY Jackets. Typical Street Punk clothing may include mohawks, liberty spikes, combat boots, bondage pants (usually plaid), and leather or denim jackets. The MOST important thing I will tell you is just because you have a mohawk, doesn't mean you're punk. I myself had a mohawk, but I did it for idols(Tim Armstrong, Lars Frederiksen, etc) not for fashion. Punk is truly a mindset of independence. The freedom America provides should let us do anything, Anarchy if you will. No stereotypes are true. 'A punk has a mohawk and wears combat boots,' Henry Rollins from the legendary Hardcore Punk band 'Black Flag' is very simplistic. Once again punk is not a fashion, but a mindset.
Person 1: Look at that guy! He's doing whatever he wants to!
Person 2: That's pretty punk.

LATER

Person 1: That guy is abiding by the rules, but he's got these huge spikes on his leather jacket.
Person 2: Poser punk.
by Casualties|Dead Kennedys November 20, 2011
1. Loud, fast rock music that is typically aggressive and anarchic

2. Anyone who listens to said music and loves moshing, skating (sometimes), and just being themselves. And who HATE fascism!
1. I don't listen to emo, I listen to punk day and night. Rock on!

2. Shut your punk ass up!
I don't take offense to that. Don't you see the Mohawk and the studs? Damn right I'm a punk! FUCK FASCISM!
by Saturn's Problem Child February 17, 2008
a good genre of music except the "true" fans have their heads so far up their asses about "being different". just listen to the music if its good than who cares what the media label it as. who cares people say green day and the offspring are hardcore punk. i mean they are great bands but are def not hardcore punk.
loser: i hate the offspring just cause other people like them. no body can like what i like cause i am so different than everyone else cause im a punk.
by jimmy13 June 22, 2007
These days, it means nothing more than a style of dress.
Jenny: Ericka, you look so punk today! What with your black pants and black shirt with a skull on it!
Ericka: No.

Allie: Ericka, today do you think I look Emo? Becuase people keep saying that I look Emo, but personally, I think I look more punk today. 'Cuase you know, I have my punk look and my Emo look. I like my punk look better, though.
Ericka: Sure.

I didn't make those up. It happened.
by Ericka. July 26, 2006
I'm not a punk, but i do listen to punk rock. All the guys at school say i'm punk because I wear black t-shirts and have black hair, and i could give a fuck less what anybody says. But i'm not punk. And i am not trying to be punk, either. i listen to heavy metal more then my punk rock CDs. Punk is a lifestyle and a type of music. People who are constantly picking on us kids who wear black or look different, including punks, emos, goths, rockers and the like, i belive they are ignorant. Yeah, we hate rap, but you guys claim you all never diss metal or punk. that's bullshit. I challenge every rap fan who reads this to go listen to a Slipknot or Godsmack song, or maybe some Global Threat or the Casulties. If you cringe and bitch though it, then you would understand what we go through when we hear rap, hip hop etc. All i'm trying to say is, Everybody's different. i'm never gonna get along with the cheerleader who sits beside me in 3rd block, and she's never going to go to prom with a guy with eyeliner on, or with a mohawk. It's just how it is. I diss rap, I make fun of it, but you know, who really cares? Go ahead, call me a headbangin' moshing freak, I don't care. Punk is a lifestyle, Hip-Hop is a lifestyle, and Heavy metal, Goth are lifestyles too, and they are not going away anytime soon, so shutr the hell up get used to it.
Punk- A lifestyle, anarchist, rebel, just don't care
by SlipKnoTSOAD April 19, 2006
The original meaning of Punk was to be the submissive participant in the prison shower block. Aka to get fucked in the ass.

Then it was the name of an american music fanzine giving coverage to the very earliest punk and proto-punk bands.

This then became the name of that music scene and the name stuck.

Punks will typically be thinking in a different way to the rest of society for one reason or another and the scene ranges from extreme right-wing bands with neo-nazi politics such as Skrewdriver to the left-wing anarchic punk of Subhumans (bloody good live) or Crass. Most punk tends towards a more left-wing agenda, whilst not quite begging for a social revolution, rather, evolution such as The Clash.

Whilst the original scene was open and supportive (it would have died without reggae) it has now become elitist, petulant and to an extent soulless. Benji Madden said that Punk gave him a place to go where he felt like he belonged...which really isn't what it's about. You don't really 'become' punk it's just something that is there with you, I suppose.

Sub-genres of punk include: Street, Oi!, Hardcore, Pop-Punk and Ska-Punk.

Unfortunately, in the 80s the US scene spawned a couple of extreme bullshit punk offshoots i.e. Emo and Straightedge. Neither of which deserve your time.

Here are some punk bands: The Clash, Subhumans, Dead Kennedys, Rancid, Guttermouth, The Unseen, NOFX, The Damned, Sex Pistols, Sham 69, Operation Ivy.
Punk won't die, but you will.
by Baker's Dozen October 14, 2005

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