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EtymologyEdit

Probably imitative.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /spæŋk/
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  • Rhymes: -æŋk
 
Political cartoon from 1860 depicting Columbia spanking Stephen A. Douglas over her knee as a punishment, using a switch.

VerbEdit

spank (third-person singular simple present spanks, present participle spanking, simple past and past participle spanked)

  1. (transitive) To beat, smack or slap a person's buttocks, with the bare hand or other object, as punishment, gesture, or form of sexual interaction.
  2. (transitive) To soundly defeat, to trounce.
  3. (transitive) To hit very hard
  4. (intransitive) To move rapidly.
    The ship was really spanking along.

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NounEdit

spank (plural spanks)

  1. An instance of spanking, separately or part of a multiple blows-beating; a smack, swat, or slap.
  2. A slapping sound, as produced by spanking.

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