Spunk vs Stomach - What's the difference?

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Spunk is a related term of stomach.


As nouns the difference between spunk and stomach

is that spunk is (countable|obsolete) a spark while stomach is an organ in animals that stores food in the process of digestion.

As verbs the difference between spunk and stomach

is that spunk is (slang|vulgar) to ejaculate while stomach is to tolerate (something), emotionally, physically, or mentally; to stand or handle something.

spunk

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (countable, obsolete) A spark.
  • * 1886 , , 2009, page 109,
  • “That?s none such an entirely bad little man, yon little man with the red head,” said Alan. “He has some spunks of decency.”
  • (uncountable) Touchwood; tinder.
  • * 1646 , (Thomas Browne), Pseudodoxia Epidemica , II.5:
  • Spunk , or Touch-wood prepared, might perhaps make it Russet: and some, as Beringuccio affirmeth, have promised to make it Red.
  • (countable, chiefly, Scotland, obsolete) A piece of tinder, sometimes impregnated with sulphur; a match.
  • * 1829 , Society for Relief of the Destitute Sick (Edinburgh), Report , page 7,
  • At present, her only means of procuring subsistence for herself and children, is by making spunks or matches, which, either she or her eldest child, a girl about six years of age, sells from door to door.
  • * 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.
  • (uncountable) Courage; spirit; mettle; determination.
  • * 1920 August, Edward Leonard, Old Zeke?s Mule'', '' , 55,
  • “I reckon I?m as good as a mule,” he declared. “Maria knows what that desert is as well as we do, but she?s got more spunk' than either of us. I'm not going to let any mule show more ' spunk than me.”
  • * 1991 , Lindsey Hanks, (copyright Linda Chesnutt, Georgia Pierce), Long Texas Night , Zebra Books, US, page 26,
  • “You've got spunk', missy, I?ll have to say that for you. Maybe with your ' spunk and my good looks we can get this place in shape again.”
    It was Sarah?s turn to laugh.
  • *
  • (countable, UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang) An attractive person (normally male).
  • * 2005 , Sue Austin, Women?s Aggressive Fantasies: A Post-Jungian Exploration of Self-Hatred, Love and Agency , Routledge, UK, page 166,
  • We are welcomed by 20 year old spunks , as we make a last valiant attempt with our bodies - gasp, gasp - and try to get back in shape.
  • (uncountable, chiefly, UK, vulgar, slang) Semen.
  • * 2007 , Debra Hyde, Kidnapped'', Violet Blue (editor), ''Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women , 2010, ReadHowYouWant, page 188,
  • It was runny stuff and, as she felt Brain loosen his hold on the drawstrings, Cackle's spunk dripped onto the shelf of her chin.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (slang, vulgar) To ejaculate.
  • Anagrams

    *

    stomach

    Alternative forms

    * stomack

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An organ in animals that stores food in the process of digestion.
  • (informal) The belly.
  • (obsolete) Pride, haughtiness.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.vii:
  • Sterne was his looke, and full of stomacke vaine, / His portaunce terrible, and stature tall […].
  • * 1613 , (William Shakespeare), , IV. ii. 34:
  • He was a man / Of an unbounded stomach , ever ranking / Himself with princes;
  • * John Locke
  • This sort of crying proceeding from pride, obstinacy, and stomach , the will, where the fault lies, must be bent.
  • (obsolete) Appetite.
  • a good stomach for roast beef
  • *, II.ii.1.2:
  • If after seven hours' tarrying he shall have no stomach , let him defer his meal, or eat very little at his ordinary time of repast.
  • * 1591 , (William Shakespeare), , I. ii. 50:
  • You come not home because you have no stomach'. / You have no ' stomach , having broke your fast.
  • (figuratively) Desire, appetite (for something abstract).
  • I have no stomach for a fight today.
  • * 1591 , (William Shakespeare), , IV. iii. 36:
  • That he which hath no stomach to this fight, / Let him depart:

    Synonyms

    * (belly) abdomen, belly, bouk, gut, guts, maw, tummy

    Derived terms

    * sick to one's stomach * stomach lining * the way to a man's heart is through his stomach

    Descendants

    * stummy, tummy

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To tolerate (something), emotionally, physically, or mentally; to stand or handle something.
  • I really can’t stomach jobs involving that much paperwork, but some people seem to tolerate them.
    I can't stomach her cooking.
  • (obsolete) To be angry.
  • (Hooker)
  • (obsolete) To resent; to remember with anger; to dislike.
  • * 1607 , , III. iv. 12:
  • O, my good lord, / Believe not all; or, if you must believe, / Stomach not all.
  • * L'Estrange
  • The lion began to show his teeth, and to stomach the affront.
  • * Milton
  • The Parliament sit in that body to be his counsellors and dictators, though he stomach it.

    Derived terms

    * stomachable * unstomachable