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spank·ing

 (spăng′kĭng)
adj.
1. Informal Exceptional of its kind; remarkable.
2. Swift and vigorous: a spanking pace.
3. Brisk and fresh: a spanking breeze.
adv.
Used as an intensive: a spanking clean shirt.
n.
A number of slaps on the buttocks delivered in rapid succession, as for punishment.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

spank′ing·ly adv.

spanking

(ˈspæŋkɪŋ)
n
a series of spanks, esp on the buttocks, usually as a punishment for children

spanking

(ˈspæŋkɪŋ)
adj (prenominal)
1. informal outstandingly fine, smart, large, etc
2. quick and energetic; lively
3. (esp of a breeze) fresh and brisk
[C17: of uncertain origin. Compare Danish spanke to strut]

spank•ing

(ˈspæŋ kɪŋ)

adj.
1. moving rapidly and smartly.
2. quick and vigorous: a spanking pace.
3. blowing briskly: a spanking breeze.
4. unusually fine, great, large, etc.; remarkable; striking.
adv.
5. extremely or strikingly; very: spanking clean.
[1660–70; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Dan, Norwegian spanke, Swedish spånka to strut]
spank′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spanking - the act of slapping on the buttocksspanking - the act of slapping on the buttocks; "he gave the brat a good spanking"
discipline, correction - the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
Adj.1.spanking - quick and energeticspanking - quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"
energetic - possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"

spanking

noun
1. smacking, hiding (informal), whacking, slapping, walloping (informal) Andrea gave her son a sound spanking.
adjective
1. (Informal) smart, brand-new, fine, gleaming a spanking new car
2. fast, quick, brisk, lively, smart, vigorous, energetic, snappy The film moves along at a spanking pace.
Translations
výprask
pugfrapado
elfenekelés
尻叩き
곤장
กาน ดตเ กโน ปเุะ ฬโง ตโหต

spanking

[ˈspæŋkɪŋ]
A. Nzurra f
to give sb a spankingzurrar a algn
B. ADJ [pace] → rápido; [breeze] → fuerte
C. ADV (o.f.) in his spanking new uniform/carcon su nuevo y flamante uniforme/coche
the kitchen was spanking cleanla cocina estaba reluciente

spanking

[ˈspæŋkɪŋ]
nfessée f
to give sb a spanking → donner une fessée à qn
adv [new] → flambant
a spanking new Mercedes → une Mercedes flambant neuve
spanking clean → d'une propreté éclatante
spanking white → d'une blancheur éclatante

spanking

nTracht fPrügel; to give somebody a spankingjdm eine Tracht Prügel verpassen, jdm den Hintern versohlen
adj
(= brisk) pacescharf, schnell; at a spanking pacein schnellem Tempo
(= splendid) in spanking conditionin hervorragendem Zustand
adv (dated inf: = exceedingly) spanking newfunkelnagelneu; spanking cleanblitzsauber

spanking

[ˈspæŋkɪŋ]
1. nsculacciata
2. adj
a. (breeze) → frizzante; (pace) → svelto/a
b. (fam) (very) a spanking new caruna macchina nuova di zecca
References in classic literature ?
Then as soon as we were out of the village, he would give me a few miles at a spanking trot, and then bring me back as fresh as before, only clear of the fidgets, as he called them.
In another moment we were clear of the smoke and noise, and spanking down the opposite slope of Maybury Hill towards Old Woking.
He left them, one and all, within their own territory, where, for aught I can tell, their descendants are alive to the present day, building their little houses, cultivating their little fields, spanking their little children, waging their little warfare with the cranes, doing their little business, whatever it may be, and reading their little histories of ancient times.
That is your cue to leap over the side as quick as you can move, for at that precise moment this spanking craft is going to capsize.
Little, narrow streets; dirty children blockading them; greasy, slovenly women capturing and spanking them; filthy dens on first floors, with rag stores in them (the heaviest business in the Faubourg is the chiffonier's); other filthy dens where whole suits of second and third-hand clothing are sold at prices that would ruin any proprietor who did not steal his stock; still other filthy dens where they sold groceries--sold them by the half-pennyworth--five dollars would buy the man out, goodwill and all.
The doctor vigorously dilated the gas, and the Victoria resumed her flight, driven along by a spanking breeze.
I did not injure her, but it was undoubtedly the soundest spanking she had received up to that time.