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1. A "punk" was originally a tramp's young homosexual companion. In other words, a rent boy with no ethics.

It then mutated in meaning, via an insult connoting the same, to become a term for a ruffian (mid 20th century). It was in this sense it was used in Punk Rock from 1976 onwards.

2. TRUE: Someone who does what he or she wants because they like doing it, and not giving a fuck about what other people think.

3. FALSE: Someone who can't think for themselves, so imitates people from category 2 above, in an attempt to look kewl.
1. Punk was the English term for the French Apache - see George Orwell's Down & Out in Paris and London for details.

2. The most truly Punk thing that Johnny Rotten did was to quit the Sex Pistols and form PIL.

3. Busted were fake punks, who have now thankfully split up.
by Dr Pinch July 24, 2006
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1. A prison bitch.

2. A punk rocker: someone who is into upbeat somewhat rebellious music
1. You're such a punk!

2. I like: punk, metal, etc.
by sam0000 October 30, 2008
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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
by Sune Borgen February 18, 2005
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Its Not just the way you dress, its a mind set. There are a lot of posers Just dress punk, to look "cool". But its really a way of life, the way you think and act, NOT just the way you look.
And old granny Not mowing her front lawn when the council told her to is punk
by Shelly. January 15, 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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Punk is not a mohawk.
Punk is not mismatched Chucks.
Punk is not studded belts, leather, checkered patterns or any other kind of clothing.
Punk is not not sold, bought, or traded.
Punk sure as hell is not MTV.
Punk is not found at Hot Topic.

Punk is speaking out against society because you're pissed off and don't care what someone else thinks.
Punk is saying and doing what you want, when you want, how you want.
Punk is dressing however you want to dress, looking however you want to look, and listening to whatever music you want to listen to, not because it's popular or un-popular, but because it's what you want.
Punk is being selfish, greedy and conceited and admitting it with pride.
Punk is Awesome.
Poser: "Dude, are you listening to Rap? Where's your 'hawk, and your Chucks, and your Mork suspenders? You're a poser man!"
Punk: "Fuck you, I like Snoop. Now piss off before I go 187 with my dick in your mouth, beyotch."
by Anon The Mouse December 02, 2006
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