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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spankverb

    a slap with the flat of the hand

  2. spank, paddle, larrupverb

    give a spanking to; subject to a spanking


  1. spanknoun

    An instance of spanking, separately or part of a multiple blows-beating; a smack, swat or slap.

  2. spanknoun

    A slapping sound, as produced by spanking.

  3. spankverb

    To beat, smack or slap a person's buttocks, with the bare hand or other object, as punishment, gesture or form of sexual interaction.

  4. spankverb

    To soundly defeat, to trounce.

  5. spankverb

    To move rapidly.

    The ship was really spanking along.

  6. Etymology: Probably imitative.


  1. SPANK

    A spanking is a form of corporal punishment that involves striking someone's buttocks, typically with an open hand, as a disciplinary action or for sexual pleasure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spankverb

    to strike, as the breech, with the open hand; to slap

  2. Spanknoun

    a blow with the open hand; a slap

  3. Spankverb

    to move with a quick, lively step between a trot and gallop; to move quickly

  4. Etymology: [Of unknown origin; cf. LG. spakken, spenkern, to run and spring about quickly.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spank

    spangk, v.i. to move with speed or spirit.—n. Spank′er, one who walks with long strides: a fast-going horse: any person or thing particularly striking, a dashing person.—adj. Spank′ing, spirited, going freely: striking, beyond expectation, very large. [Cf. Dan. spanke, to strut.]

  2. Spank

    spangk, v.i. to strike with the flat of the hand, to slap.—n. a loud slap, esp. on the backside.

Editors Contribution

  1. spank

    In pioneer days there was a certain bonding between man and his horse(s). Either a team of horses used in the field, or a horse and buggy for family travel.

    A team of horses fresh from the field, standing in the stall waiting for dinner (a bucket of oats). The farmer slaps (spanks) the horse on the flank and the horse shifts over so the farmer can put oats (feed) in the bin for the horse. Or, the family buggy or the horse and buggy used by the doctor to make his rounds. When riding in a buggy, the reins rested on the horses flank. If the horse was walking and the horseman wanted a faster gate, say a trot, he simply raised the reins off the flank and let them drop (a spank) and the horse shifted to a trot.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 23, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spank in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of spank in a Sentence

  1. Brooks Koepka:

    It was fun to come out here and settle this, i'm not going to lie. I just wanted to spank him.

  2. Kelly Clarkson:

    I’m from the South, y’all, so we get spankings, my mom would call the principal if I ever ended up in the principal’s office and give permission for her to spank me … I’m a well-rounded individual with a lot of character, so I think it’s fine.

  3. Elizabeth Geddes:

    On the video you saw the defendant spank( her) four times, and you saw the absolute anguish on( her) face as he spanked her.

  4. Janeane Davis:

    I would not spank my children, i do not spank my children. I do not think someone else should.

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