spank


1spank

transitive verb \ˈspaŋk\

Definition of SPANK

:  to strike especially on the buttocks with the open hand
spank noun

Origin of SPANK

imitative
First Known Use: circa 1712

2spank

intransitive verb

Definition of SPANK

:  to move quickly, dashingly, or spiritedly <spanking along in his new car>

Origin of SPANK

back-formation from spanking
First Known Use: 1788

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