a big fat punk


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With the belt of my robe trailing behind me, I pad into Kate’s kitchen. Beside the sink, I spy Kate’s brown coffee mug, the phrase Wake up and dream! splashed across it in red. Do the dreamers, like Kate, really win? Or in the end, is life a big fat punk?

Quote Me by Lori Nelson Spielman

What does a big fat punk imply? Please help. Thank you.
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    "To punk" as a verb is attested in the US with the meaning "to trick, to deceive," so perhaps the idea is "a great big swindle." I would have to say that that usage is uncommon, however, or perhaps dated.


    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    I think the OP meaning is related to this definition.


    1. To get punked is to have a joke played on you, often in a public setting.
      An example of punked is to have been tricked by a hidden camera TV show.

    She's asking if life just tricks everybody in the end, even the seemingly "successful" people.
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