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English Dictionary: spanking by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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(s): alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy
  1. the act of slapping on the buttocks; "he gave the brat a good spanking"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spank \Spank\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spanked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Spanking}.] [Of unknown origin; cf. LG. spakken, spenkern,
      to run and spring about quickly.]
      To strike, as the breech, with the open hand; to slap.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spanking \Spank"ing\, a.
      1. Moving with a quick, lively pace, or capable of so doing;
                     Four spanking grays ready harnessed.   --G. Colman,
                                                                              the Younger.
      2. Large; considerable. [Colloq.]
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