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spank

1
[spangk]
verb (used with object)
  1. to strike (a person, usually a child) with the open hand, a slipper, etc., especially on the buttocks, as in punishment.
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noun
  1. a blow given in spanking; a smart or resounding slap.
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Origin of spank

1
First recorded in 1720–30; imitative

spank

2
[spangk]
verb (used without object)
  1. to move rapidly, smartly, or briskly.
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Origin of spank

2
First recorded in 1800–10; back formation from spanking
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Related Words for spanked

thrash, chastise, smack, flog, clobber, trim, cane, clout, blip, lick, tan, whip, belt, hide, sock, paddle, cuff, punish, punch, buffet

British Dictionary definitions for spanked

spank

1
verb
  1. (tr) to slap or smack with the open hand, esp on the buttocks
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noun
  1. a slap or series of slaps with the flat of the hand
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Word Origin for spank

C18: probably of imitative origin

spank

2
verb
  1. (intr) to go at a quick and lively pace
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Word Origin for spank

C19: back formation from spanking ²
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Word Origin and History for spanked

spank

v.

1727, possibly imitative of the sound of spanking. Related: Spanked; spanking. The noun is from 1785.

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