Definition of spanking in English:


Syllabification: spank·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈspaNGkiNG


  • 1(Especially of a horse or its gait) lively; brisk: a spanking trot
  • 2 informal Very good: we had a spanking time
  • 2.1Fine and impressive: a spanking white Rolls Royce [as submodifier]: a spanking new conference center
    More example sentences
    • Smack in the city centre close to spanking new apartments that must be home to a few footballers wives, Mechu provides much needed quality dining and drinking.
    • They have been told that they will have spanking new ‘mansions’ in five years time.
    • These days in order to create a buzz about a spanking new stage some distance from the West End, you have to do something dazzling.


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  • An act of slapping, especially on the buttocks as a punishment for children: you deserve a good spanking
    More example sentences
    • They got a lot more spankings than they probably deserved, but I didn't have a time.
    • If you were bad, you were subject to verbal abuse, spankings, or you may not have been picked up at all.
    • The resulting ‘thwack’ echoes louder than a thousand spankings.

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