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spunky

[spuhng-kee]
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adjective, spunk·i·er, spunk·i·est.
  1. plucky; spirited.
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Origin of spunky

First recorded in 1780–90; spunk + -y1
Related formsspunk·i·ly, adverbspunk·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for spunkiness

adventurousness, braveness, bravery, courageousness, daring, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, gameness, guts, hardihood, heroism, intrepidity, intrepidness, mettle, nerve, pluck, pluckiness, rashness

Word Origin and History for spunkiness

spunky

adj.

"courageous, spirited," 1786, from spunk + -y (2).

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