Definition of spunk in English:

spunk

Syllabification: spunk
Pronunciation: /spəNGk
 
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noun

1 informal Courage and determination.
More example sentences
  • By all accounts, Vivi was the belle of every youthful ball and admired for her courage and spunk.
  • Diane is a likeable character with real spirit and spunk.
  • She had spirit and spunk for sure, he thought, maybe after all she was old enough to be out on the road.
Synonyms
courage, bravery, valor, nerve, confidence, daring, audacity, pluck, spirit, grit, mettle, spine, backbone
informal guts, gumption, moxie
dated or humorous derring-do
2Tinder; touchwood.
3British vulgar slang Semen.

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'a spark, vestige'): of unknown origin; perhaps a blend of spark1 and obsolete funk 'spark'.

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