[Ads-l] -punk

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 2 00:37:06 UTC 2019

The Wikipedia article on cyberpunk derivatives (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberpunk_derivatives <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberpunk_derivatives>) includes 18 genres, of which only “steampunk” is covered in the English OLD and Merriam-Webster. An x in parentheses indicates no coverage on Wiktionary.

1. Future
	• 1.1 Biopunk
	• 1.2 Nanopunk (x)
	• 1.3 Postcyberpunk
2. Retrofuturistic derivatives
	• 2.1 Steampunk
	• 2.2 Dieselpunk
3.Other proposed science fiction derivatives
	• 3.1 Stonepunk (x)
	• 3.2 Sandalpunk
	• 3.3 Clockpunk 
	• 3.4 Rococopunk (x)
	• 3.5 Raypunk (x)
	• 3.6 Nowpunk (x)
	• 3.7 Decopunk (x)
	• 3.8 Atompunk
	• 3.9 Steelpunk (x)
	• 3.10 Cyberprep (x)
4. Other proposed fantastic fiction derivatives
	• 4.1 Elfpunk (x)
	• 4.2 Mythpunk (x)
	• 4.3 Swordpunk (x)

Of these, only sandalpunk, raypunk and steelpunk have a severely limited number of Googits.

Also, Wiktionary has an entry for the suffix -punk: 
-punk (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/-punk <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/-punk>)
Denotes an aesthetic genre of fiction based on the noun to which it is suffixed, usually involving ahistorical or anachronistic technology and its effects on society.

The English OLD and Merriam-Webster do not have a suffix entry for -punk, but the latter does have an article that can be found about it (https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/what-is-hopepunk-mannerpunk-words-were-watching <https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/what-is-hopepunk-mannerpunk-words-were-watching>) with additional -punk derivatives. 

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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