• (British) IPA: /ˈspæŋkɪŋ/
  1. present participle of spank#English|spank

spanking (not comparable)

  1. Fast and energetic.
    a spanking pace
    • I'd like nothing better this minute, said Mr Browne stoutly, than a rattling fine walk in the country or a fast drive with a good spanking goer between the shafts.
  2. (often, nautical) Brisk and fresh.
    a spanking breeze
Synonyms Adverb

spanking (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial, now usually with “new”) An intensifier.
    brand spanking new
    a spanking good time
    spanking clean
    spanking white

spanking (plural spankings)

  1. A form of physical punishment in which a beating is applied to the buttocks.
    ''Domestic spanking is often endured over the knee (or lap), formal spanking rather applied over a contraption such as a tresle or A-frame, with or without constraints
  2. An incident of such punishment, or such physical act in a non-punitive context, such as a birthday spanking.
    • 2001, John Rosemond, John Rosemond's New Parent Power!‎
      Some people think spankings of any sort constitute child abuse.
Translations Translations
  • French: fessée
  • Russian: по́рка
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