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
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- 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.
Early 18th century: perhaps imitative.
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