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spunky

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adjective, \ˈspəŋ-kē\

Simple Definition of spunky

  • : full of spirit, courage, and determination

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spunky

spunkierspunkiest

  1. :  full of spunk :  spirited

spunkily play \-kə-lē\ adverb
spunkiness play \-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of spunky in a sentence

  1. <a spunky determination to make the best of a bad situation>



1786

First Known Use of spunky

1786


SPUNKY Defined for Kids

spunky

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adjective \ˈspəŋ-kē\

Definition of spunky for Students

spunkierspunkiest

  1. :  full of spirit and courage





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