spanking

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈspæŋkɪŋ/
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Etymology[edit]

From spank +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

spanking

  1. present participle of spank

Adjective[edit]

spanking (not comparable)

  1. Fast and energetic.
    a spanking pace
  2. (often nautical) Brisk and fresh.
    a spanking breeze

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Adverb[edit]

spanking (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial, now usually with “new”) An intensifier.
    brand spanking new
    a spanking good time
    spanking clean
    spanking white

Noun[edit]

spanking (plural spankings)

  1. A form of physical punishment in which a beating is applied to the buttocks.
    Domestic spanking is often endured over the knee (or lap), formal spanking rather applied over a contraption such as a tresle or A-frame, with or without constraints
  2. An incident of such punishment, or such physical act in a non-punitive context, such as a birthday spanking.
    • 2001, John Rosemond, John Rosemond's New Parent Power!
      Some people think spankings of any sort constitute child abuse.

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References[edit]

  • spanking in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • spanking at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • spanking” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  • spanking”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary, (Please provide a date or year).