See also: punk and Punk

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

First used when coining cyberpunk or as a back-formation to coin steampunk. Probably from the influence of the punk subculture on these genres.

SuffixEdit

-punk

  1. Denotes a futuristic, aesthetically-oriented genre of fiction based on the noun to which it is suffixed, usually involving ahistorical or anachronistic technology and its effects on society.

Derived termsEdit