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Adjective: spanking  spang-king
Usage: informal
  1. Quick and energetic
    "a spanking breeze";
    - alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy [informal], zippy [informal]
Noun: spanking  spang-king
  1. The act of slapping on the buttocks
    "he gave the brat a good spanking"
Verb: spank  spangk
  1. Give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
    - paddle [N. Amer], larrup [informal]

Derived forms: spankings

See also: energetic

Type of: beat, beat up, correction, discipline, work over

Encyclopedia: Spanking