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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.]
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 touchwood or tinder, esp originally made from various spongy types of fungus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]
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
1. pluck; spirit; mettle.
2. tinder; touchwood; punk.
[1530–40; obscurely akin to funk spark, touchwood, punk1]
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|Noun||1.||spunk - material for starting a fire|
|2.||spunk - the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"|
Informal. The quality of mind enabling one to face danger or hardship resolutely:
braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, gameness, heart, intrepidity, intrepidness, mettle, nerve, pluck, pluckiness, spirit, stoutheartedness, undauntedness, valiance, valiancy, valiantness, valor.