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punk (adj.)

"劣质的,不好的",1896年,也作为名词,"不值钱的东西",更早的是"用作火柴的烂木头"(1680年代),"这个词在新英格兰以及其他北方国家和加拿大都是常用的"[Bartlett];也许来自特拉华语(阿尔冈昆语) ponk ,字面意思是"灰尘,粉末,灰烬;"但盖尔语 spong "火柴"也有人提出(比较 spunk "touchwood,火柴",1580年代)。

punk (n.1)

"中国香",1870年,据OED从 punk (n.)"烂木头当火柴用;"见 punk (adj.)。

punk (n.2)

"一文不值的人"(特别是年轻的流氓或小罪犯),1917年,可能来自 punk kid "罪犯的学徒",1904年证实的美国黑社会俚语(带有"catamite"的意味)。最终来自 punk (adj.)"下等的,坏的"(q.v.),或者来自 punk "妓女,妓女,妓女",1590年代证明,来源不明。相关: Punkling 。关于从"妓女"到"同性恋"的可能意义转换,比较 gay

到了1923年,一般用于"年轻的男孩,没有经验的人"(最初在演艺界,如 punk day ,马戏团的俚语从1930年开始,"儿童免费入场的日子")。到1920年,动词的意思是"退缩"。

"少年犯"的意义无疑是灵感在 punk rock - 大声、快速、咄咄逼人、令人发指--这一点在1971年得到了印证(戴夫-马什在《克里姆》的一篇文章中,提到了鲁迪-"问号"-马丁内斯);1976年广泛流行。

If you looked different, people tried to intimidate you all the time. It was the same kind of crap you had to put up with as a hippie, when people started growing long hair. Only now it was the guys with the long hair yelling at you. You think they would have learned something. I had this extreme parrot red hair and I got hassled so much I carried a sign that said "FUCK YOU ASSHOLE." I got so tired of yelling it, I would just hold up the sign. [Bobby Startup, Philadelphia punk DJ, Philadelphia Weekly, Oct. 10, 2001]

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Definitions of punk from WordNet
1
punk (n.)
an aggressive and violent young criminal;
Synonyms: hood / hoodlum / goon / thug / tough / toughie / strong-armer
punk (n.)
substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks);
punk (n.)
material for starting a fire;
Synonyms: kindling / tinder / touchwood / spunk
punk (n.)
a teenager or young adult who is a performer (or enthusiast) of punk rock and a member of the punk youth subculture;
Synonyms: punk rocker
punk (n.)
rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock;
Synonyms: punk rock
2
punk (adj.)
of very poor quality; flimsy;
Synonyms: bum / cheap / cheesy / chintzy / crummy / sleazy / tinny
From wordnet.princeton.edu