Meaning of “spanking” in the English Dictionary

"spanking" in British English

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spankingadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈspæŋ.kɪŋ/ us /ˈspæŋ.kɪŋ/ UK informal approving

spankingadverb

uk /ˈspæŋ.kɪŋ/ us /ˈspæŋ.kɪŋ/ old-fashioned informal approving

spankingnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈspæŋ.kɪŋ/ us /ˈspæŋ.kɪŋ/ also spank

(Definition of “spanking” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)