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paddywhack

[ pad-ee-hwak, -wak ]

noun

  1. Informal. a spanking.


verb (used with object)

  1. Informal. to spank or beat.

paddywhack

/ ˈpædɪˌwæk /

noun

  1. See paddy
    another word for paddy 2
  2. a spanking or smack


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Paddywhack was the old Irish horse which had carried him so long, and has been mentioned before.

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