Definition of spunky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspʌŋki/

adjective (spunkier, spunkiest)

1Courageous and determined: a spunky performance
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  • The old, spunky Madeline was gone and in her place was the submissive shadow of her former self.
  • I couldn't believe how spunky this little old woman was.
  • Laura said it's the perfect home for her and her husband, Darren, and their spunky 8-year old daughter, Sarah.
2chiefly Australian Sexually attractive: a top chick with a spunky boyfriend
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  • Me and a friend were kind of flirting with a group of guys from across the room… very spunky guys.
  • The dazzling ladies and spunky blokes were a great hit with the crowd.
  • Gynaecologists in Sydney have been known to leave their wives for younger, spunkier patients.



Example sentences
  • On the ferry he is approached by an escaped convict, ‘Ruth Webster’ (spunkily played by Ida Lupino), who is trying to hide from two detectives.
  • This may explain why Eva - spunkily played by show biz veteran Birch - is such a true-to-life heroine.
  • When I got there I tried to argue with Tommy but the latter wouldn't accept anything short of an apology and McKisco rather spunkily wouldn't give it.


Example sentences
  • At least Busted have a hormonal effervescence and irrepressible spunkiness that's genuinely teenage.
  • She didn't have her natural spunkiness, which made everyone a little suspicious.
  • Ryan looked a little shocked at her spunkiness, but Maria didn't seem to notice.

Words that rhyme with spunky

chunky, clunky, flunkey, funky, hunky, junkie, junky, monkey, punky

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