Definition of spanking:
dapper, live, nipping, zippy, awake, sprightly, full of life, fresh, hammer blow, bracing, active, festal, wondrous, terrific, jovial, bonk, blow, alert, grand, snappish, mirthful, tremendous, fantastic, crack, natty, springy, frisky, marvellous, peppy, crisp, pert, refreshing, nippy, refreshful, vital, tonic, sparky, alive, spirited, airy, jocund, snappy, mettlesome, wonderful, energetic, jolly, resilient, jaunty, raffish, whipping, lively, butt, animated, vivacious, festive, bouncy, kinetic, chop, gay, clout, cuff, rakish, jazzy, brisk, spruce, perky, bump, pizzazzy, merry, dashing, marvelous, rattling, animate, howling, frosty, watchful, bouncing, bop, racy, spiffy.
- "The Promised Land", Mary Antin.
- "Fairy Prince and Other Stories", Eleanor Hallowell Abbott.
- "The New Frontiers of Freedom from the Alps to the Ã?gean", Edward Alexander Powell.