spunk Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"spunk" in British English

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spunknoun

uk   us   /spʌŋk/

spunk noun (COURAGE)

[U] old-fashioned informal courage and ​determination

spunk noun (SEXUAL LIQUID)

[U] offensive semen (= ​liquidsent out through the penis during ​sexualactivity)

spunk noun (ATTRACTIVE MAN)

[C] mainly Australian English informal a ​sexuallyattractive man
(Definition of spunk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spunknoun [U]

 us   /spʌŋk/ approving
bravedetermination and ​confidenceeven in ​discouragingsituations: The ​kidshowedlots of spunk to ​compete with her ​arm in a ​cast.
spunky
adjective  us   /ˈspʌŋ·ki/
approving a spunky nine-year-old
(Definition of spunk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spunk”
in Chinese (Simplified) 勇敢, 勇气,胆量, 果断…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勇敢, 勇氣,膽量, 果斷…
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