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punky1

[puhng-kee] /ˈpʌŋ ki/
adjective, punkier, punkiest.
1.
of, like, or pertaining to spongy punk.
2.
burning very slowly, as a fire.
Origin of punky1
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; punk1 + -y1
Related forms
punkiness, noun

punky2

[puhng-kee] /ˈpʌŋ ki/
adjective, punkier, punkiest.
1.
Slang. of or like punks or hoodlums.
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of punk rock, its performers, or its devotees.
Origin
punk2 + -y1
Related forms
punkiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for punky
adj.

1872, of wood, from punk (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Punkiness.

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