punky

1 [puhng-kee]
adjective, punkier, punkiest.
1.
of, like, or pertaining to spongy punk.
2.
burning very slowly, as a fire.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism; punk1 + -y1

punkiness, noun
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punky

2 [puhng-kee]
adjective, punkier, punkiest.
1.
Slang. of or like punks or hoodlums.
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of punk rock, its performers, or its devotees.

Origin:
punk2 + -y1

punkiness, noun
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Example sentences
Friable plaster and punky wood need to be consolidated.
Down punky logs and standing dead snags near the center of the plots were often prime fuel targets for initial ignition.
If the surface wood is punky the exhaust gases can ignite it.
Consider pieces rotten when the piece at the intersection is obviously punky or can be easily kicked apart.
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