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My mom beat us until she started breaking clothes hangers. Wooden clothes hangers! Once we started laughing back at her, then your spankings were through. That's the way I was raised. So, I got to be about 13 years of age when finally she quit spanking on me. But I think that it was great way to be raised.
Doug Harvey

Meaning of "spanking" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPANKING

spanking  [ˈspæŋkɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPANKING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spanking is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPANKING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

spanking

Spanking

Spanking is the act of striking the buttocks of another person to cause temporary pain without producing physical injury. It generally involves one person striking the buttocks of another person with an open hand. When an open hand is used, spanking is referred to in some countries as slapping or smacking. More severe forms of spanking, such as switching, paddling, belting, caning, whipping, and birching, involve the use of an implement instead of a hand. Corporal punishment is most commonly used to discipline an infant, child, or teenager. It generally involves an adult – typically a parent, guardian, or teacher – striking the child's buttocks as punishment for unacceptable behavior. Historically, boys have tended to be more frequently spanked than girls. Some countries have outlawed the spanking of children in every setting, but many allow it at least when administered by a parent or guardian. For the legal status of corporal punishment in different countries, see corporal punishment in the home and school corporal punishment.

Definition of spanking in the English dictionary

The definition of spanking in the dictionary is a series of spanks, esp on the buttocks, usually as a punishment for children.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPANKING


banking
ˈbæŋkɪŋ
biobanking
ˈbaɪəʊˌbæŋkɪŋ
blinking
ˈblɪŋkɪŋ
drinking
ˈdrɪŋkɪŋ
hard-drinking
ˌhɑːdˈdrɪŋkɪŋ
high-ranking
ˈhaɪˌræŋkɪŋ
planking
ˈplæŋkɪŋ
plinking
ˈplɪŋkɪŋ
ranking
ˈræŋkɪŋ
shrinking
ˈʃrɪŋkɪŋ
sinking
ˈsɪŋkɪŋ
slinking
ˈslɪŋkɪŋ
stinking
ˈstɪŋkɪŋ
tanking
ˈtæŋkɪŋ
telebanking
ˈtelɪˌbæŋkɪŋ
thinking
ˈθɪŋkɪŋ
top-ranking
ˌtɒpˈræŋkɪŋ
trunking
ˈtrʌŋkɪŋ
unblinking
ʌnˈblɪŋkɪŋ
winking
ˈwɪŋkɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPANKING

spank
spanker
spankingly
spanless
spanned
spanner
spanner in the works
spanner wrench
spanning
spanokopita
spanspek
spansule
spanworm
spar
spar buoy
sparable
sparagrass
sparaxis
spare
spare bedroom

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPANKING

Anking
binge drinking
booking
divergent thinking
e-banking
electronic banking
freethinking
home banking
lateral thinking
m-banking
Nanking
positive thinking
quick thinking
quick-thinking
retail banking
right-thinking
social drinking
stonking
telephone banking
unthinking
wishful thinking

Synonyms and antonyms of spanking in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SPANKING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «spanking» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of spanking

Translation of «spanking» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPANKING

Find out the translation of spanking to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spanking from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spanking» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

打屁股
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nalgadas
570 millions of speakers

English

spanking
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पिटाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الضرب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

порка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

spanking
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চমত্কার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fessée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pukulan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tracht Prügel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

疾走する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

때리기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spanking
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thượng hạng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குண்டர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पॅनिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şaplak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sculacciata
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

klapsy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

порка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chelfăneală
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

spanking
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

king
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

aga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spanking
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spanking

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPANKING»

The term «spanking» is very widely used and occupies the 11.494 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPANKING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spanking

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6 QUOTES WITH «SPANKING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word spanking.
1
Phil Donahue
Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.
2
Will Durant
Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.
3
Doug Harvey
My mom beat us until she started breaking clothes hangers. Wooden clothes hangers! Once we started laughing back at her, then your spankings were through. That's the way I was raised. So, I got to be about 13 years of age when finally she quit spanking on me. But I think that it was great way to be raised.
4
Maureen O'Hara
Henry Fonda gave me a spanking during a scene in Spencer's Mountain.
5
Patricia Richardson
Instead of yelling and spanking, which don't work anyway, I believe in finding creative ways to keep their attention - turning things into a game, for instance. And, when they do something good, positive reinforcement and praise.
6
Ann Rutherford
Most of the contract people at MGM stayed and stayed and stayed. Why? Because the studio looked after them. Warner Brothers wouldn't - they were always spanking somebody or selling them down the river.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPANKING»

Discover the use of spanking in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spanking and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Spanking Shakespeare
And he is doing it brilliantly. And, just maybe, a prize-winning memoir will bring him respect, admiration, and a girlfriend . . . or at least a prom date. From the Hardcover edition.
Jake Wizner, 2007
2
Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking: Practical Solutions ...
Discipline without Shouting or Spanking is a practical guide that shows parents how to manage the most difficult part of parenting.
Jerry Wyckoff, PhD, Barbara C. Unell, 2010
3
Why Spanking Doesn't Work: Stopping This Bad Habit and ...
Why is the family so violent?According to the authors, one of the main reasons is our belief as a society that physical punishment is an acceptable. and it all starts with the belief that spanking is good for our children.In this insightful ...
Michael J. Marshall, 2002
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Spanking the Maid
A story of obsession, and of the cycle of life—each day, or multiple times a day, or perhaps only in the mind of the reader, a maid comes in to clean the room of a man; the man has a routine he expects to see fulfilled and when it isn’t ...
Robert Coover, 2014
5
Spanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb Season
A journalist provides a searing but hilarious look inside the world of American political campaigns and the electoral process, drawing on his coverage of the 2004 elections and his study of the candidates, the issues, the politics, and more ...
Matt Taibbi, 2006
6
Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking—Free Chapters: ...
Discipline without Shouting or Spanking is a practical guide that shows parents how to manage the most difficult part of parenting.
Jerry Wyckoff, PhD, Barbara C. Unell, 2012
7
Without Spanking Or Spoiling: A Practical Approach to ...
Guidance for parents of toddlers and preschoolers with advice on how to substitute an acceptable behavior for an unacceptable one, praising children, and more.
Elizabeth Crary, 1993
8
Beyond the Spanking Stick
Now, after the years of tale telling, the truth is now put into print for the very first time.
Anthony J Major, 2010
9
Spanking Sara
So she's completely unprepared when Brenden struts into her life. He's charming. Bossy. Devilishly dominant. And as Sara soon realizes, this is no run-of-the-mill man but a caveman.
Alyssa Brooks, 2009
10
The Spanking Room: A Child's Eye View of the Jehovah Witnesses
I hate you! I hate you!" The Spanking Room is the true story of a young boy's upbringing, and how the unorthodox doctrines of the Watchtower Society encourage violence against its most helpless members-the children.
William Coburn, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPANKING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spanking is used in the context of the following news items.
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SJC affirms parental right to discipline their children
The 25-page ruling was issued as the Supreme Judicial Court overturned the assault conviction of a father for publicly spanking his nearly 3-year-old daughter ... «Boston Globe, Jun 15»
2
Spanking on “Outlander”: The outrage and the turn-on of the “bodice …
The scene ends with the implication that the spanking will continue and, when we see her next, her bum is so sore she refuses to sit down. She also refuses to ... «Salon, Apr 15»
3
Spanking Children In America: Corporal Punishment Forbidden In …
France was recently reprimanded by the Council of Europe for not expressly outlawing spanking. Experts say a ban on the practice is unlikely to come to the ... «International Business Times, Mar 15»
4
France under fire for failing to ban slapping, spanking children
I don't want to split the country in two sides, between those who are for spanking and those who are against,” she told Agence France-Presse on Monday. «The Globe and Mail, Mar 15»
5
'Outlander' Creators, Stars Talk New Episodes (and Spanking)
It's been a long, silent fall and winter for Outfanders. Information about the historical sci-fi adventure romance — which took home a People's Choice Award on ... «Yahoo TV, Jan 15»
6
Dad Calls Sheriff's Office to Supervise Spanking
Spanking is a divisive issue in America – according to one poll, 78 percent of parents say spanking can be appropriate, while most parenting experts warn ... «Yahoo Parenting, Jan 15»
7
Jamie Dornan: Fifty Shades of Grey Isn't "Misogynistic," "People …
“I can understand why people say tying a woman up and spanking her is misogynistic. But actually, more men are submissives than women,” the star, who ... «Us Magazine, Jan 15»
8
Spanking BANNED from porn under new government law - what …
Spanking, being tied up and female ejaculation are now all banned from internet porn under a new law. Sex workers aren't best pleased. Share; Share; Tweet; + ... «Mirror.co.uk, Dec 14»
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Cuomo's Confession: The media's spanking debate gets personal …
The reality is he almost undoubtedly broke the law. Call it spanking, switching, discipline, punishment, whatever you want… what he did is a crime under the law. «Fox News, Sep 14»
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The debate over spanking is short on science, high on emotion
Half of all U.S. parents say they've spanked their kid. Spanking doesn't just happen in the privacy of homes, either. Nineteen states allow teachers or principals ... «Science News, Sep 14»

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