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spunky

[spuhng-kee] /ˈspʌŋ ki/
adjective, spunkier, spunkiest.
1.
plucky; spirited.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; spunk + -y1
Related forms
spunkily, adverb
spunkiness, noun
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  • Toasted sesame paste is the creamy base for the spunky sauce here.
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  • Angered, the spunky bride refuses to sleep with her new husband.
  • They're spunky enough, generally, to take care of themselves.
  • They encountered numerous challenges that threaten the spunky family and their trees.
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  • It makes me feel pretty spunky to see this many people out there.
Word Origin and History for spunky
adj.

"courageous, spirited," 1786, from spunk + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for spunky

spunky

adjective

Gutsy and enthusiastic; showing courage: spunky girlfriends


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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