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, whack, lather, give someone a hiding, give someone a hot bottom, warm someone's bottom, give someone a licking
Scottish & Northern English skelp
Early 18th century: perhaps imitative.
Words that rhyme with spankankh, 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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