spunkily

spunky

[spuhng-kee]
adjective, spunkier, spunkiest.
plucky; spirited.

Origin:
1780–90; spunk + -y1

spunkily, adverb
spunkiness, noun
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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  touchwood or tinder, esp originally made from various spongy types of fungus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), (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 previous 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
 
'spunky
 
adj
 
'spunkily
 
adv

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