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cyberpunk

[sahy-ber-puhngk] /ˈsaɪ bərˌpʌŋk/
noun
1.
science fiction featuring extensive human interaction with supercomputers and a punk ambiance.
2.
Slang. a computer hacker.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90; cyber(netic) + punk2
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British Dictionary definitions for cyberpunks

cyberpunk

/ˈsaɪbəˌpʌŋk/
noun
1.
a genre of science fiction that features rebellious computer hackers and is set in a dystopian society integrated by computer networks
2.
a writer of cyberpunk
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Slang definitions & phrases for cyberpunks

cyberpunk

noun
  1. A kind of science fiction, mode of discourse, set of attitudes, etc, that combines scientific interests, esp computers, with the punk ethos: The book was pieced togather from cybernetics and punk. Within this odd pairing lurks the essence of cyberpunk/ Cyberpunk caters to the wish-fulfillment requirements of male teenagers (mid-1980s+)
  2. A person who admires computers, esp one who uses them recreationally (late 1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Encyclopedia Article for cyberpunks

cyberpunk

a science-fiction subgenre characterized by countercultural antiheroes trapped in a dehumanized, high-tech future.

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