- A form of physical punishment in which a beating is applied to the buttocks
- an incident of such punishment, or such physical act in a non-punitive context, such as a birthday spanking.
#context|colloquial|now usually with ânewâ An intensifier.
#: brand spanking new
#: a spanking good time
#Fast and energetic.
#: a spanking pace
- context|often|nautical Brisk and fresh.
#: a spanking breeze
#remarkable of its kind.
- present participle of|spank
The American HeritageÂ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition (via the dictionary.com entry).
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary