any band or artist that does not belong to the genre of "punk". other terms for this include pop punk, post punk and mall punk.
Green Day, Avril levign, Rise against, blink 182, Paramore, my chemical romance, fall out boy, are examples of not punk
by gg-money May 14, 2011
A punk rocker whose punkness puts them above and beyond the standard for being punk. Gratuitous spikes, studs, multiple buttflaps/front flaps (aprons). Permanently charged mohawk. Well practiced sneer.
I went to that show, but just got beat up in the pit by a bunch of punk punks.
by fergutron November 4, 2008
Punk is not about a certain hair colour, style, or music, although music does take a large part in most punks lives.
Punk is about liking what you like, being yourself, saying what you think and FUCK ALL THE REST.
You don't need a two foot high red mohawk to be a punk, although that is wicked cool.
You don't need sleeves, a backpiece, or any tattoos at all to be punk.
You don't need a Misfits, Casualties, Sex Pistols or any band like that jacket to be punk.
You don't need anything to be punk except for awareness, self respect, respect for others and an open mind.

PUNK IS NOT DEAD.
I don't care if you wear drainpipes or not, you're a punk cos you're not some dumbass prat who's a fucking loser poser who needs to get his shit straight!
by Parker.:) May 28, 2007
According to a 1950's slang dictionary the true root for the label "punk" was "a young male companion of a sodomite."
That boy in the red light district on the corner is nothing but a punk.
by Genii January 11, 2008
Pre-Sid Vicious, pre-any stringy young male, "Punk" referred to the passive or "bottom" partner in a male-on-male prison sexual relationship. (The dominant or "top" man was called the "jock" or "jocker".) Since the punk was usually the scrawnier and younger of the two, that meaning of the term escaped into the general culture and eventually became attached to young, rebellious men fronting kick-ass rock bands.
(Description of a prison killer in Truman Capote's IN COLD BLOOD 1966): "Just two jockers fighting over a punk."
by al-in-chgo June 12, 2010
"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!
npunk is ot emo, not pop, not poop.
by loserksjfdfds September 11, 2005