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spanking

spank·ing

spanking

 
pronunciation:
spaeng kIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, adverb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, adjective)
part of speech: noun
definition: an instance of punishing a child by slapping or paddling the buttocks.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: brisk, quick, vigorous, or rapid.
a spanking wind
definition 2: (informal) exceptionally good; remarkable.
a spanking car
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part of speech: adverb
definition: (informal) extremely, exceptionally, or remarkably; very.
a spanking clean kitchen
derivation: spankingly (adv.)