Definition of spank verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

spank

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//spæŋk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spæŋk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spank
BrE BrE//spæŋk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spæŋk//
 
he / she / it spanks
BrE BrE//spæŋks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spæŋks//
 
past simple spanked
BrE BrE//spæŋkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spæŋkt//
 
past participle spanked
BrE BrE//spæŋkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spæŋkt//
 
-ing form spanking
BrE BrE//ˈspæŋkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspæŋkɪŋ//
 
Raising children
 
jump to other results
spank somebody/something to hit somebody, especially a child, several times on their bottom as a punishment I used to get beaten and spanked a lot when I was a kid. She says she’s never spanked her children. compare smack See related entries: Raising children Word Origin early 18th cent.: perhaps imitative.

Other results

All matches