slap on the buttocks given in punishment
extremely, especially (Slang)
quick, lively, brisk; excellent, fine, extraordinary (Slang)
strike a child on the buttocks in punishment
\spank"ing\, a. 1.
moving with a quick, lively pace, or capable of so doing; dashing. four spanking grays ready harnessed. colman, the younger. 2.
large; considerable. [colloq.]spanking
adj : quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze" [syn: brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, zippy]
n : the act of slapping on the buttocks; "he gave the brat a good spanking"
Applied to a wind, or movement of a vessel, to denote brisk and lively.
Spanking is the act of striking the buttocks of another person to cause temporary pain without producing physical injury. It generally involves one person striking the buttocks of another person with an open hand. When an open hand is used, spanking is referred to in some countries as slapping or smacking. More severe forms of spanking, such as switching, paddling, belting, caning, whipping, and birching, involve the use of an implement instead of a hand. Corporal punishment is most commonly used to discipline an infant, child, or teenager. It generally involves an adult – typically a parent, guardian, or teacher – striking the child's buttocks as punishment for unacceptable behavior. Historically, boys have tended to be more frequently spanked than girls. Some countries have outlawed the spanking of children in every setting, but many allow it at least when administered by a parent or guardian. For the legal status of corporal punishment in different countries, see corporal punishment in the home and school corporal punishment.
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1. the act of slapping on the buttocks; "he gave the brat a good spanking"
(hypernym) discipline, correction
(derivation) spank, paddle, larrupAdjective
1. quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"
(synonym) brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, zippy
(similar) energetic Noun
1. a slap with the flat of the hand
(hypernym) smack, smacking, slap
(derivation) paddle, larrupVerb
1. give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
(synonym) paddle, larrup
(hypernym) beat, beat up, work over
(derivation) slapper, spanker
(p. pr. & vb. n.
Moving with a quick, lively pace, or capable of so doing; dashing.
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