Green’s Dictionary of Slang

punk v.

[punk n.1 ]

1. to work as a prostitute.

[UK] in D’Urfey Pills to Purge Melancholy VI 212: We scorn to Punk, or to be drunk.

2. to engage in anal intercourse; to sodomize; thus get punked v., to be anally raped.

[US]N. Cassady letter in Charters (1993) 194: The desk copper leered and asked if we punked each other.
[US]B. Jackson Thief’s Primer 176: I know that he doesn’t like getting punked, but it’s gone so far now that he’s scared to say anything about it.
[UK]J. Carr Bad (1995) 45: Everyone in the crew punked this poor guy.
[US]E. Folb Runnin’ Down Some Lines 250: punk v. Engage in anal intercourse.
[US]Bentley & Corbett Prison Sl. 60: Punk […] is also used as a verb. To punk someone is to sexually penetrate him.
[US]G. Pelecanos Right As Rain 50: Prison life was okay if you could avoid getting punked.
[US]G. Pelecanos Drama City 127: ‘You punked him,’ said Butler with imagination.

3. to beat up severely.

[US]F. Salas Tattoo the Wicked Cross (1981) 332: How about a good punking?
[US]Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] punk Definition: 2. the act of inflicting severe physical harm upon another person to the point of unconsciousness and/or immobility. Example: Hey muthafuckah, you best get da’ fuck outta my face with yo pussy-ass, bullshit befo’ I straight punk yo ass.

4. to become pregnant.

[US]Sequence ‘Simon Says’ [lyrics] We’re not like Jack or stupid Jill / Before we get punked we’ll take the pill.

5. (US black) to criticize, to insult.

[US]T.R. Houser Central Sl. 42: punkin’ around A situation where one attempts to embarrass another in front of a woman so as to make himself look better.
[US]College Sl. Research Project (Cal. State Poly. Uni., Pomona) [Internet] Punk (verb) To put down; to let down; to dis; to insult.
[US]Simon & Burns ‘The Buys’ Wire ser. 1 ep. 3 [TV script] You ain’t gotta punk him like that.
[US]Simon & Price ‘All Due Respect’ Wire ser. 3 ep. 2 [TV script] ‘I thought he punked me, so I did what i had to do.’ ‘Which was?’ ‘Lit him up’.
[US]J. Stahl Pain Killers 90: Oh shit, Rev’s punkin’ an old man.

6. (also punk out) to make someone into an acquiescent weakling.

[US]P. Beatty White Boy Shuffle 169: Just when you let yourself go, your lover slips his finger into your anus and you’re punked for life.
[US]Simon & Burns Corner (1998) 104: Ronnie punking Gee in the middle of Monroe Street. Dag.
[US](con. 1986) G. Pelecanos Sweet Forever 45: He had to act tough because if you didn’t those other boys would take you for bad and punk you out.
[US]G. Pelecanos Night Gardener 39: Punk ’em now, and they won’t have the mind to rise up later on.

7. (US campus) to trick, to tease.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Nov. 6: punk – play a trick or joke on someone.

8. (US teen) to steal.

[US]Teen Lingo: The Source for Youth Ministry [Internet] punk (v.) Steal or take something. ‘Did you punk the last ding-dong?’ ‘I heard Gena’s car got punked.’.

9. see punk out v. (1)