unspanked

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ spanked

Adjective[edit]

unspanked (not comparable)

  1. Not spanked.
    • 1918, The Atlantic Monthly
      ...the most devoted mother or father is prone to regard as unspanked brats children who to a third party appear quite as well as the critic's own.
    • 1957, Robert O Blood, Anticipating Your Marriage
      These serve as pathetic substitutes for the love he craves but has never received. Though unpublicized, many an unspanked child has developed a healthy personality.