- swiftly moving; rapid
- brisk: said of a breeze
- Informal exceptionally fine, large, vigorous, etc.
Origin of spankingfrom intensive use of present participle of spank
Informal altogether; completely: spanking new
a series of smacks, esp. on the buttocks, as in punishing a child
- Informal Exceptional of its kind; remarkable.
- Swift and vigorous: a spanking pace.
- Brisk and fresh: a spanking breeze.
Used as an intensive: a spanking clean shirt.
A number of slaps on the buttocks delivered in rapid succession, as for punishment.
Origin of spankingPerhaps of Scandinavian origin
- Present participle of spank.
- A form of physical punishment in which a beating is applied to the buttocks.
- Domestic spanking is often endured over the knee (lap), formal spanking rather applied over a contraption such as a tresle or A-frame, with or without constraints
- An incident of such punishment, or such physical act in a non-punitive context, such as a birthday spanking.
- (colloquial, now usually with “new") An intensifier.
- brand spanking new