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spunk

 (spŭngk)
n.
1. Informal Spirit; pluck.
2. Punk, touchwood, or other tinder.
3. Vulgar Slang Ejaculated semen.

[Scottish Gaelic spong, tinder, from Latin spongia, sponge; see sponge.]

spunk

(spʌŋk)
n
1. informal courage or spirit
2. Brit a slang word for semen
3. touchwood or tinder, esp originally made from various spongy types of fungus
4. informal Austral and NZ a person, esp male, who is sexually attractive
[C16 (in the sense: a spark): from Scottish Gaelic spong tinder, sponge, from Latin spongia sponge]
ˈspunky adj
ˈspunkily adv
Usage: The second sense of this word was formerly considered to be taboo, and it was labelled as such in older editions of Collins English Dictionary. However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use

spunk

(spʌŋk)

n.
1. pluck; spirit; mettle.
2. tinder; touchwood; punk.
[1530–40; obscurely akin to funk spark, touchwood, punk1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spunk - material for starting a firespunk - material for starting a fire  
igniter, ignitor, lighter - a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
2.spunk - the courage to carry onspunk - the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"
braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness - a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear

spunk

noun (Informal) courage, spirit, nerve, balls (taboo slang), bottle (Brit. slang), resolution, guts (informal), pluck, grit, backbone, toughness, mettle, gumption (informal), gameness, ballsiness (taboo slang) I admired her independence and her spunk.

spunk

noun
Informal. The quality of mind enabling one to face danger or hardship resolutely:
Informal: spunkiness.
Slang: gut (used in plural), gutsiness, moxie.
Translations

spunk

[spʌŋk] N
1. (= spirit) → ánimo m, valor m, agallas fpl
2. (Brit) (sperm) → leche f

spunk

[ˈspʌŋk] n
(= courage) → cran m
(British) (= semen) → foutre m

spunk

n
(inf)Mumm m (inf), → Courage f
(vulg: = semen) → Saft m (sl)

spunk

[spʌŋk] n (fam) she's got spunkha fegato
References in periodicals archive ?
The first thing that comes across in the Spunks CD Yellow Fever Blues (also on Gearhead) is the loud as fuck guitars, owing as much to punk rock as metal (the song "number one" has corny lyrics, but ballsy guitar that reminds me of sped up Judas Priest).