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Definizione monolingua e traduzione punk

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punk (third-person singular simple present punks, present participle punking, simple past and past participle punked)

  1. (17th century) To pimp.
    Tony punked-out Vinny when he was low on smokes.
  2. To forcibly perform anal sex upon an unwilling partner.
    Tony punked all his new cell-mates.
  3. To prank.
    I got expelled when I punked the principal.
  4. To give up or concede; to act like a wimp.
    Jimmy was going to help me with the prank, but he punked-out at the last minute.

punk (countable and uncountable; plural punks)

  1. (uncountable) Any material used as tinder for lighting fires, such as agaric, dried wood, or touchwood.[1], especially wood altered by certain fungi.
    • 1899, H. B. Cushman, History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians, p271
      On one occasion a venerable old Indian man, who, in order to light his pipe, was trying to catch a spark upon a piece of punk struck from his flint and steel; ...
    • 1922, Harry Ignatius Marshall, The Karen People of Burma, p61
      The oil is mixed with bits of dry wood or punk and moulded into sticks about a cubit long and an inch in diameter by putting it into joints of small bamboo.
    • 2001, William W. Johnstone, War of the Mountain Man, p116
      He made him a little smoldering pocket of punk to light the fuses and waited.
  2. (countable) A utensil for lighting wicks or fuses (such as those of fireworks) resembling stick incense.
    • 1907, Jack London, The Road, [2]
      On the end a coal of fire slowly smouldered. It would last for hours, and my cell-mate called it a ""punk.""
    • 1994, Ashland Price, Viking Tempest, p353
      Then, without another word, he rose and left the shelter, apparently in order to light the vessels wick with a punk from the dying campfire.
    • 2004, Shawn Shiflett, Hidden Place, p221
      He raised the cylinder high in the air with his bare hand, used a punk to light the fuse, and KABOOM!
  3. (obsolete, countable) A prostitute; courtezan.
    • 1604, William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, V.i.
      My lord, she may be a punk; for many of them are neither maid, widow, nor wife.
    • 1663: Samuel Butler, Hudibras.
      And made them fight, like mad or drunk,
      For Dame Religion, as for punk.
  4. (countable) (19th century, rare) The bottom in a male-male sexual relationship; a catamite.
    Because he was so weak, Vinny soon became Tonys punk.
  5. (US, prison slang) A male used for sex by larger or stronger inmates, a pussyboy
    • 1946, Mezz Mezzrow & Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, Payback Press 1999, p. 15:
      A punk, if you want it in plain English, is a boy with smooth skin who takes the place of a woman in a jailbirds love life.
  6. (uncountable) A social and musical movement rooted in rebelling against the established order.
  7. (uncountable) The music of the punk movement, known for short songs with electric guitars, strong drums, and a direct, unproduced approach.
  8. (countable, sometimes as informal plural punx) A person subscribing to the movement, a punk rocker.
  9. (countable) A worthless person.
    • 1971, Harry Julian Fink, R.M. Fink, Dean Riesner, Dirty Harry
      I know what youre thinking, punk. Youre thinking, ""Did he fire six shots or only five?"" Well, to tell you the truth, Ive forgotten myself in all this excitement. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, youve got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? / Well, do ya, punk?
  10. (countable) A juvenile delinquent, young petty criminal or trouble-maker.

punk (comparative punker, superlative punkest)

  1. Of, or resembling the punk subculture
    You look very punk with your t-shirt, piercing and chains.
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