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spunkie

[spuhng-kee]
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noun Scot.
  1. a will-o'-the-wisp.

Origin of spunkie

First recorded in 1720–30; spunk + -ie
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Historical Examples

  • Even Spunkie did not escape, but had to submit to the ignominy of a bath.

    Miss Billy Married

    Eleanor H. Porter

  • She's coming home, Spunkie; and she'll make it a home for you, for me, and for all of us.

    Miss Billy Married

    Eleanor H. Porter

  • "There, Spunkie," she said gayly to the cat, who had just uncurled from a nap behind the stove.

    Miss Billy Married

    Eleanor H. Porter

  • Pete appeared at the door to get Spunkie, and to see that everything was all right for the night.

    Miss Billy Married

    Eleanor H. Porter

  • Spunkie has been boarding out all August at a cat home, but he seems glad to get back to us.

    Miss Billy

    Eleanor H. Porter