Spunk definition

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(slang) Semen.
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(vulgar slang) Ejaculated semen.
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(informal) Courage; spirit.
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(informal) Spirit; pluck.
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(uncountable, UK, vulgar, slang) Semen.
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Spunk is defined as courage or the ability to carry on with good cheer and strong heart.

When you are having a tough time learning to do something but you persist and keep coming back and trying again, this is an example of when you show spunk.

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(slang, vulgar) To ejaculate.
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A kind of wood or fungus that smolders when ignited; punk.
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(uncountable) Touchwood; tinder.
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1843, John Wilson, John Gibson Lockhart, William Maginn, James Hogg, The Noctes Ambrosianæ of “Blackwood", Volume IV, page 396,

“Spunks "” spunks "” spunks "” who will buy my spunks?" "” cried an errant voice with a beseeching earnestness [...] .

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(countable, UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang) An attractive person (normally male).
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Punk, touchwood, or other tinder.
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Origin of spunk

  • Scottish Gaelic spong tinder from Latin spongia sponge sponge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Funk (“spark, touchwood") is from Middle English funke, fonke (“spark"), from Old English *funce, *fanca (“spark"), from Proto-Germanic *funkô, *fankô (“spark"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)peng-, *(s)pheng- (“to shine"), and is akin to Middle Low German funke, fanke (“spark"), Middle Dutch vonke (“spark"), Old High German funcho, funko (“spark"), German Funke (“spark").

    From Wiktionary

  • 1530, blend of spark and funk (obsolete, “spark").

    From Wiktionary