spank

1 [spangk]
verb (used with object)
1.
to strike (a person, usually a child) with the open hand, a slipper, etc., especially on the buttocks, as in punishment.
noun
2.
a blow given in spanking; a smart or resounding slap.

Origin:
1720–30; imitative

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spank

2 [spangk]
verb (used without object)
to move rapidly, smartly, or briskly.

Origin:
1800–10; back formation from spanking

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spank1 (spæŋk)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to slap or smack with the open hand, esp on the buttocks
 
n
2.  a slap or series of slaps with the flat of the hand
 
[C18: probably of imitative origin]

spank2 (spæŋk)
 
vb
(intr) to go at a quick and lively pace
 
[C19: back formation from spanking²]

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spank
1727, possibly imitative of the sound of spanking. The noun is from 1785.
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Example sentences for spanked
As a boy , he was frequently spanked by his aunt connie with the back of a hairbrush.
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