Spank
Spank Spank (sp[a^][ng]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spanked} (sp[a^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spanking}.] [Of unknown origin; cf. LG. spakken, spenkern, to run and spring about quickly.] To strike, as the breech, with the open hand; to slap. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(with the open hand),


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  • spank — [spæŋk] v [T] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: From the sound] to hit a child on their bottom with your open hand, as a punishment = ↑smack >spank n ▪ a spank on the bottom …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Spank — Spank, n. A blow with the open hand; a slap. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spank — Spank, v. i. To move with a quick, lively step between a trot and gallop; to move quickly. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • spank — ► VERB ▪ slap with one s open hand or a flat object, especially on the buttocks as a punishment. ► NOUN ▪ a slap or series of slaps of this type. ORIGIN perhaps imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • spank — [spaŋk] vt. [echoic] to strike with something flat, as the open hand, esp. on the buttocks, as in punishment vi. [< SPANKING, adj.] to move along swiftly or smartly n. a smack given in spanking …   English World dictionary

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