spunky

[ spuhng-kee ]
/ ˈspʌŋ ki /

adjective, spunk·i·er, spunk·i·est.

plucky; spirited.

Nearby words

  1. spun yarn,
  2. spun-bonding,
  3. spunbonded,
  4. spunk,
  5. spunkie,
  6. spunware,
  7. spur,
  8. spur blight,
  9. spur gall,
  10. spur gear

Origin of spunky

First recorded in 1780–90; spunk + -y1

Related formsspunk·i·ly, adverbspunk·i·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for spunky

spunky

adj.

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

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