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SPANKING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spanking mean? 

SPANKING (noun)
  The noun SPANKING has 1 sense:

1. the act of slapping on the buttocks

  Familiarity information: SPANKING used as a noun is very rare.


SPANKING (adjective)
  The adjective SPANKING has 1 sense:

1. quick and energetic

  Familiarity information: SPANKING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPANKING (noun)


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Meaning:

The act of slapping on the buttocks

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

he gave the brat a good spanking

Hypernyms ("spanking" is a kind of...):

correction; discipline (the act of punishing)


SPANKING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Quick and energetic

Synonyms:

brisk; spanking; zippy; rattling; lively; merry; snappy

Context examples:

a brisk walk in the park / a lively gait / a merry chase / traveling at a rattling rate / a snappy pace / a spanking breeze

Similar:

energetic (possessing or exerting or displaying energy)


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