- (countable) (16th century) A prostitute, possibly deriving from "puncture".
- (countable) (19th century) The bottom in a male-male sexual relationship; a catamite.
- In prison slang, this often indicates an unwilling partner, "owned" by another.
- Because he was so weak, Vinny soon became Tony"s punk.
- (uncountable) A social and musical movement rooted in rebelling against the established order.
- (uncountable) The music of the punk movement, known for short songs with electric guitars, strong drums, and a direct, unproduced approach.
- (countable) A person subscribing to the movement, a punk rocker.
- Usage note: An informal plural used within the punk subculture is punx.
- (countable) A worthless person.
- (uncountable) Wood so decayed as to be dry, crumbly, and useful for tinder; touchwood.
- (uncountable) A fungus (Polyporus fomentarius, etc.) sometimes dried for tinder; agaric.
- (uncountable) An artificial tinder. See amadou and spunk.