Spanking vs Swanking - What's the difference?

spanking | swanking |


As verbs the difference between spanking and swanking

is that spanking is while swanking is .

As a noun spanking

is a form of physical punishment in which a beating is applied to the buttocks.

As an adjective spanking

is fast and energetic.

As an adverb spanking

is an intensifier.

spanking

Verb

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  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A form of physical punishment in which a beating is applied to the buttocks.
  • Domestic spanking''' is often endured over the knee (or 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.
  • * 2001 , John Rosemond, John Rosemond's New Parent Power!?
  • Some people think spankings of any sort constitute child abuse.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Fast and energetic.
  • a spanking pace
  • * (James Joyce)
  • I'd like nothing better this minute, said Mr Browne stoutly, than a rattling fine walk in the country or a fast drive with a good spanking goer between the shafts.
  • (often, nautical) Brisk and fresh.
  • a spanking breeze
  • remarkable of its kind.
  • a spanking good time

    Synonyms

    * striking

    Adverb

    (-)
  • An intensifier.
  • brand spanking new

    swanking

    English

    Verb

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