Meaning of “spank” in the English Dictionary

"spank" in American English

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spankverb [ T ]

us /spæŋk/

to hit someone, esp. a child, with the hand on the buttocks, usually as a punishment

noun [ C/U ] us /ˈspæŋ·kɪŋ/

[ U ] My parents didn’t believe in spanking.

(Definition of “spank” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)