punkadelic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

punk +‎ -adelic

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

punkadelic (comparative more punkadelic, superlative most punkadelic)

  1. (slang) Having the coolness or style of punk rock or punk rockers.
    • 1983 February, Pepi Plowman, “Thunder Claps”, in Texas Monthly, page 146:
      The punkadelic Skunks have been at it in Austin for four years.
    • 1987 April, Judge I-Rankin', “Underground”, in Spin, page 41:
      Instead the material is perfectly executed punkadelic glam-bop burnished with a healthy dose of metallic insolence.
    • 1996 September, Sacha Jenkins, “Joi 'Amoeba Cleansing Syndrome'”, in Vibe, page 208:
      "Move On" borrows the zooming riddims of Anita Ward's 1979 classic "Ring My Bell," while "Take Me Home" features sly, punkadelic guitar riffs.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:punkadelic.