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Punk or punks may refer to:

Genres, subculture, and related aspects[edit]

Writing genres[edit]

  • Cyberpunk derivatives, subgenres of speculative fiction with universes built on one particular technology that is extrapolated to a highly sophisticated level, a gritty transreal urban style, or a particular approach to social themes
    • Cyberpunk, a science fiction subgenre with a computer-focused setting
    • Steampunk, a science fiction subgenre that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery
    • Splatterpunk, a movement within horror fiction in the 1980s, distinguished by its graphic, often gory, depiction of violence
    • Solarpunk, an emerging genre of fiction with themes of sustainability and ecology as solutions to global challenges.


  • Punk (video game player) (born 1999), professional Street Fighter V player
  • CM Punk (born 1978), American retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist

Arts, entertainment and media[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Punk (fireworks), a smoldering stick used for lighting firework fuse
  • Punk, a colloquialism for the cattail reed, genus Typha
  • Punkwood, rotted or fungus-infested wood which is brittle and crumbly.
  • Punk, an evil robot from the Mega Man series

See also[edit]

  • Donny the Punk (1946–1996), United States prison reform activist
  • Punk'd, an MTV hidden-camera television program