- a will-o'-the-wisp.
Origin of spunkie
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Examples from the Web for spunkie
Even Spunkie did not escape, but had to submit to the ignominy of a bath.
She's coming home, Spunkie; and she'll make it a home for you, for me, and for all of us.
"There, Spunkie," she said gayly to the cat, who had just uncurled from a nap behind the stove.
Pete appeared at the door to get Spunkie, and to see that everything was all right for the night.
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