Ideally, a style of music in which a small group of informed and active people get together and produce a raw, simplistic, chord-driven sound to back up lyrics that expose problems in the world and usually incite anger and energy.

If done wrong, however, it results in a bunch of freaks with dyed hair banging away on guitars and yammering about American idiots.
Punk's not dead
It just deserves to die
When it becomes another stale cartoon
A close-minded, self-centered social club
Ideas don't matter, it's who you know -Dead Kennedys
by D~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 14, 2007
(n) Sexual slave, typically in a prison context. A punk is usually a male that can't defend himself in jail and may or may not be a pretty boy. He is typically ass-raped and forced to suck cock and/or give rimjobs.
Wolf: "I'm lookin for a new punk."
Clint: "Good luck."
by Drew MacFerguson May 17, 2005
A movement originating in the 70's in rebellion to pop music.
Sex Pistols, The Stooges, The Clash, The Ramones, The Slits, The Damned, Minor Threat, Black Flag, Bad Religion, Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Social Distortion, Youth Brigade, Millions of Dead Cops, Suicidal Tendencies, and many VERY underground bands. Ska punk includes Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, and others.
by punkrockkid November 15, 2007
The myth: Punk is a rebellious form of music, or a lifestyle, in which drunk teenagers with mohawks and extreme clothing beat each other up and burn things, then brag about it to their friends.

The truth: None of you know what punk is. Quit trying to define something that you haven't figured out because you're too busy listening to the Sex Pistols and shopping at Hawt Subject.
The myth: "Yeah I just bought a $100 pair of pants I don't need from Hawt Subject! I love being exploited by the system I oppose, yeahhhh!"

The truth: "Shut up and have fun. Oh yeah, I forgot. I'm supposed to include the word 'punk' in here. Well, I just did."
by createtoresist October 11, 2007
1. Punk is not fashion
2. Punk is not "trendy"
3. Punk is NOT emo
4. Time for the REAL definition of Punk

A punk is a very defiant and rebellious individual who rebeled against moderen society, many have descirbed punks as "violent freaks" who go around kicking each others asses, well thats a steriotype, punk isnt something you find in a hot topic store, its not traded bought or sold, its DIY(do it yourself) thinking for youself, it also influenced many subcultures, Most punks soldout about the age of 27 becuase they realized Life isn't fair, noone cares wut you have 2 say, you need money to support your habits, and their friends moved on, sad subs like this only lasted from 78 ta 92, and that punks need money for such miscellaneas behavior

Now for the Music:

Punk music isnt Greenday, Good Charlotte, did i mention Blink 182? its not All Time Low, i could go on and on and on

Punk Rawk is all about having fun YOUR WAY doing things YOUR WAY not some love song, Punk Rawk is teeing off, speaking your mind, believing in your lyrics, knowing that way your living in is complete shit, Bands that made punk wat it was are bands like Minor Threat, Sex Pistols, TSOL, Angry Samoans, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Decendents, very fast paced, playing your own style not love rifts, Punk is fast its hardcore and DAM its mean did i mention it was Hardcore? it came right at ya, above all Punk is Chaos balls out CHASO!! no rules wat so ever, its DIY its a Political Movement, YOUR OWN WAY!!!!!


Punk: stfu trendy posuer yer not apart of our rebellioun, go home and piss off before me and buds here kick yer ass

Posuer: Imma poser look at yerself you got that EAZY E blasting in you speakers SELLOUT!

Punk: I like Easy E and Minor Threat, i think i hear your mother calling GO HOME!

10 years later after the incident:

Punk's friends: dude i gotta move on, getta job wife and kids mabey im selling out dude life isnt a party

Average Joe: Yer right man im low stacks i think imma enroll myself in college before its to late, Keep in touch?

Punk's Friends: keep in touch

*bouth go seperate ways, and become the exact opposite of wat they use ta be*
by Veteren_Child September 08, 2010
It is what it is.

there are simply too many ideas and beliefs that go into being a punk, and as a result, there is no clear definition. However, a strong sense of self, the desire to see and experience new things, and a lack of sympathy towards societies beliefs and thought processes are all aspects of being a punk.

The only way to completely understand it is to go to a show and get in the pit. You will see people from all walks of life, dancing, singing and crowd surfing. It is here that you can see punks in their most natural state. Its also where you can see punks at their best because when someone does a stage dive, everyone holds them up, if someone falls down, everyone helps them up, if someone gets hurt, everyone helps them out.

So in a sense, punk is about individualism and nonconformity, but at the same time, its about helping others and making the world a better place. It is in this way that the idea of being punk becomes a contradiction.
I wanted to get a better understanding of what punk was, so I went to go see (insert a random punk band here). I didn't intend on going into the pit, but I did, and now I understand.
by NYRebel July 10, 2008
1-A teenage boy who gets cornholed in prison by an adult man

2-A form of music that used to be relevant 20 plus years ago but is now more about look than attitude
1-"Nigga, you be my punk. Now bend over," Tookie Williams, RIP

2-The Ramones and the Misfits were extremely energetic, exciting, hard rock bands that were punk rock without even having to try hard at all.

Any band where the singer wears a sweater or clothes he bought at the mall and sings about 11 y/o girls and/or breaks into a rap in the middle of the song is a mall punk and not to be taken seriously by anyone over the age of 15.
by Assex 776 September 30, 2007
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