spankingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

spanking +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

spankingly (comparative more spankingly, superlative most spankingly)

  1. In a spanking manner; vigorously; freshly.
    • 1843, John Howell, The man-o'-war's man, by Bill Truck (page 159)
      She is both wetting and getting up a fresh topsail on her after-mast — I see them crossing the yard even now. By my honour, she is a charming, lively creature, and goes through it spankingly.
    • 2005, Lark Ellen Gould, Los Angeles Off the Beaten Path
      a modern and spankingly clean subway system