Zheng Chen
Can punk be used as a generic term for a feisty young person? Thanks a lot!
Feb 23, 2017 1:49 AM
Answers · 4
Hi Zheng, We cannot call anyone "feisty" a "punk." The dictionary defines "punk" as "a young ruffian; hoodlum." It's not the same as feisty, since feisty can indicate that the person is full of energy and not necessarily in a bad way. For example: "They have a very feisty child who brings a lot of energy to his basketball team." This child is not a punk just because he has a lot of energy. He would only be a punk if he picked on another person. I hope my answer helped. Please let me know if it didn't.
February 23, 2017
No. Different meanings.
February 23, 2017
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