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spank Syllabification: spank

Definition of spank in English:


[with object]
Slap with one’s open hand or a flat object, especially on the buttocks as a punishment: she was spanked for spilling ink on the carpet
More example sentences
  • He used to spank them with the belt, but we both did that, because it was acceptable.
  • Mr. Bear returns, discovers the naughtiness and punishes Edith by spanking her.
  • He brought me home with the belt, spanking me when I went.
informal wallop, belt, whack, tan someone's hide


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A slap with one’s open hand, especially on the buttocks.
Example sentences
  • The last spank made her yelp like a mouse that was caught by an angry cat.


Early 18th century: perhaps imitative.

Words that rhyme with spank

ankh, bank, blank, clank, crank, dank, drank, embank, flank, franc, frank, hank, lank, outflank, outrank, Planck, plank, point-blank, prank, rank, sank, shank, shrank, stank, swank, tank, thank, yank
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