Punk  

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"I know what you're thinking, punk. You're thinking, "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, I've forgotten myself in all this excitement. 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 a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?" — Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan in the motion picture Dirty Harry (1971)

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Punk refers to a juvenile delinquent, young petty criminal or trouble-maker; a social and musical movement rooted in rebelling against the established order; the music of the punk movement, known for short songs with electric guitars, strong drums, and a direct, unproduced approach.

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The most common usage is as in punk rock, the social and musical movement. In the UK this is possibly the sole usage with occasional quotation from film, TV etc.

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