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(RQ:Shakespeare Measur), Act V, Scene i:
- My lord, she may be a punk; for many of them are neither maid, widow, nor wife.
- ...And made them fight, like mad or drunk,For Dame Religion, as for punk...
1936, Anthony Bertram, ''Like the Phoenix'':
- However, terrible as it may seem to the tall maiden sisters of J.P.'s in Queen Anne houses with walled vegetable gardens, this courtesan, strumpet, harlot, whore, punk, de joie, street-walker, this trollop, this trull, this baggage, this hussy, this drab, skit, rig, quean, mopsy, demirep, demimondaine, this wanton, this fornicatress, this doxy, this concubine, this sister, this poor Queenie—did actually solicit me, did actually say 'coming home to-night, dearie' and my soul was not blasted enough to call a policeman.
1698, ''Womens Complaint to Venus'':
- The Beaus...At night make a Punk of him that's first drunk.
1973, Barry Broadfoot, ''Ten Lost Years, 1929-1939: Memories of Canadians who survived the Depression'', p. 137:
- They'd pick up youngsters as, well—as their playthings. These kids were called punks.
1946, Mezz Mezzrow & al., ''Really the Blues'', Payback Press 1999, p. 15:
- A punk, if you want it in plain English, is a boy with smooth skin who takes the place of a woman in a jailbird's love life.
2001, Joseph T. Hallinan, ''Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation'', p. 106:
- If he is small and weak, he may decide to become a ‘punk’ and allow himself to be raped by the inmate most likely to protect him.
1933, (w), "Winner Take Nothing", p. 94:
- This fellow was just a punk... a nobody.
1908 October 18, ''(w)'', p. 9:
- He said the prisoner called them ‘punk’... He admitted that he shouted ‘punk’ to them.
1963, (w), ''(novel)|V'', p. 145:
- There was nothing so special about the gang, punks are punks.
(quote-av) & al.|title=(w)|role=Harry Callahan|actor=Clint Eastwood|passage=I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I've kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
1950, (w), ''Tomboy'', p. 12:
- Do you think a little thing like a scratch would bother me? I'm no punk.
2006, Kali James, ''Can U Get Away?'' (page 17)
- Taking him home she hemmed him up soon as they stepped in the door. Now Tony was a bad dude in the streets but when it came to his mama, he was a punk. A few cuss words on her part had him spilling everything.
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1972 November, L. Bangs, ''Creem'', p. 68:
- Who else... would have the nerve to actually begin a song with the line ‘Whatchew gonna do, mama, now that the roast beef's gone...?’ Man, that is true punk; that is so fucked up it's got class up the ass.
To forcibly perform sex upon an unwilling partner.
''Ricky punked his new cell-mates.''
1934, (w), ''The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan'', Ch. 19:
- "Hell, Haggerty, with that caved-in chest you got, and with your guts pickled in alcohol, and a leg and a half in the grave, the Navy wouldn't even take you for punkin', Barney sourly said.
''I got expelled when I punked the principal.''
To give up or concede; to act like a wimp.
''Jimmy was going to help me with the prank, but he punked (out) at the last minute.''
To adapt or embellish in the style of the punk movement.
1899, H. B. Cushman, ''History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians'', page 271:
- On one occasion a venerable old Indian man, who, in order to light his pipe, was trying to catch a spark upon a piece of punk struck from his flint and steel; ...
1922, Harry Ignatius Marshall, ''The Karen People of Burma'', page 61:
- The oil is mixed with bits of dry wood or punk and moulded into sticks about a cubit long and an inch in diameter by putting it into joints of small bamboo.
2001, William W. Johnstone, ''War of the Mountain Man'', page 116:
- He made him a little smoldering pocket of punk to light the fuses and waited.
A utensil for lighting wicks or fuses (such as those of fireworks) resembling stick incense.
1907, Jack London, ''The Road'', http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/14658:
- On the end a coal of fire slowly smouldered. It would last for hours, and my cell-mate called it a "punk."
1994, Ashland Price, ''Viking Tempest'', page 353:
- Then, without another word, he rose and left the shelter, apparently in order to light the vessel's wick with a punk from the dying campfire.
2004, Shawn Shiflett, ''Hidden Place'', page 221:
- He raised the cylinder high in the air with his bare hand, used a punk to light the fuse, and ''KABOOM''!
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