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spanking

EnglishEdit

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VerbEdit

spanking

  1. Present participle of spank.

NounEdit

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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AdjectiveEdit

spanking (not comparable)

  1. Fast and energetic.
    a spanking pace
    • James Joyce
      I'd like nothing better this minute, said Mr Browne stoutly, than a rattling fine walk in the country or a fast drive with a good spanking goer between the shafts.
  2. (often nautical) Brisk and fresh.
    a spanking breeze
  3. remarkable of its kind.
    a spanking good time

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AdverbEdit

spanking (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial, now usually with “new”) An intensifier.
    brand spanking new

ReferencesEdit

  • spanking” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • spanking” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online