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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spunky mean? 

SPUNKY (adjective)
  The adjective SPUNKY has 2 senses:

1. showing courage
2. willing to face danger

  Familiarity information: SPUNKY used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SPUNKY (adjective)

Sense 1spunky [BACK TO TOP]


Showing courage


feisty; spunky; plucky

Context example:

the champion is faced with a feisty challenger


spirited (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)

Sense 2spunky [BACK TO TOP]


Willing to face danger


game; spunky; gritty; mettlesome; spirited; gamy; gamey


brave; courageous (possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching)

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