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A fashion and genre of music originating from the mid 70s, thats all it is, it's never been truly anti establishment as it was all just a marketing ploy from the start, the Sex Pistols were essentially just an advertisement for Malcom Mclarens and Vivienne Westwoods fashion line, so in the end everyones a conformist who has bought into the rebellion and "anti-establishment"
do i really need an example? it's blatantly obvious punk's not "anti-establishment" as many people claim it to be, but people have the wool pulled over their eyes
it's good music though
by wtfwr2 January 15, 2010
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rock music staying true to the rebellious nature in the roots of rock and roll. anyone who thinks punk is dead is completely wrong, however the phrase "punk is not dead" is generic, overused, has been bedazzled and destroyed.

original core values of anarchy and atheism, punks are just people who desire rational human thought and a better world.

originally "punk" was coined by others as a slur, but was adapted the same way the N-word was adapted.

since its inception, as long as there is a will to resist the government or any group claiming to assert power over others, there will be punk bands.
homesick abortions, sex pistols, the unseen, the casualties, total chaos...PUNK NO DIE.
by badreligion1988 May 22, 2009
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punk created by the ramones sex pistols and the misfits
people harshly say blink182 are posers there not posers there skater punk
flogging molly fuckin ruulz YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!
by reel big fish June 12, 2005
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is basically music wise..
being punk or punk rock is meaning living life your way with no care...not all punks wear Mohawks..
punk: im finding myself out in life without a care what people kid
fake punk: im soo punk rock with my mohawk!
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Punk is a subculture that was originally begun with the objective of being anti-establishment, but is now actually the mainstream trend, thus rendering the very principle of punk null and void. What it takes to be a 'real' punk is unknown because every punk thinks every other punk is a poser.

Punk is often associated with anarchy, leading stores like Hot Topic to slap the anarchy symbol on everything possible, when, in fact, anarchy is the opposition to things like government and capitialism, etc., so to be a real anarchist, one would have to not buy things at the fucking mall, thus making 98% of punks under 18 total dumbasses.

Punk as a fashion style has been ground into the ground so hard I never want to see a studded belt ever again and as a musical form, punk has been cut up and incorporated into so many other styles, it's hard to find a 100% punk band anymore. But none of the following are punk bands or artists: Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, Ashlee Simpson, Avril Lavigne, or any band ever called emo ever.
"Omg, this Ramones tee I'm buying at the Buckle in the lower of my local mall next to the Gap is, like, so punk!"
by xxxholic June 01, 2005
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Piece of shit who's unable to do anything. Lowest form of life. Piece of shit who listens to awful noises which stink (rock). Piece of shit who has a horrible sense of style. This list goes on.....
Look at this punk-ass mo'fo'
Who? This ugly shit-faced piece of shit?
Yes, exactly
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