punk-rock

punk rock

noun
a type of rock-'n'-roll, reaching its peak in the late 1970s and characterized by loud, insistent music and abusive or violent protest lyrics, and whose performers and followers are distinguished by extremes of dress and socially defiant behavior.
Also called punk.


Origin:
1970–75

punk rocker, noun
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punk rock
 
n
Sometimes shortened to: punk a fast abrasive style of rock music of the late 1970s, characterized by aggressive or offensive lyrics and performance
 
punk rocker
 
n

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