Punk(?), n. [Cf. Spunk.] 1. Wood so decayed as to be dry, crumbly, and useful for tinder; touchwood.
2. A fungus (Polyporus fomentarius, etc.) sometimes dried for tinder; agaric.
3. An artificial tinder. See Amadou, and Spunk.
4. A prostitute; a strumpet.
Pun"ka(?), n. [Hind. pankh fan.] A machine for fanning a room, usually a movable fanlike frame covered with canvas, and suspended from the ceiling. It is kept in motion by pulling a cord. [Hindostan]
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