American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Spirited; plucky.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Showing a small fire or spark.
- Haunted: noting a place supposed to be haunted from the frequent appearance of the ignis fatuus.
- Having spunk, fire, spirit, or obstinacy; spirited; unwilling to give up, or to acknowledge one's self beaten.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. colloq. Full of spunk; quick; spirited.
- adj. willing to face danger
- adj. showing courage
- From spunk + -y. (Wiktionary)
“Here 'spunky' is slang for 'covered in seminal fluid'.”
“Sure, the ladies sing indistinctly with no harmony whatsoever, but they did write much of their own material and have a certain spunky charm that’s not easy to resist.”
“Mr. Liu is known as a spunky, everyday kid who exudes a kind of personality that also isn't handed down by the state.”
“He was blind in one eye and described as spunky, but he sired infertile eggs.”
“To most of the world, Lech Walesa is known as a spunky and courageous freedom fighter whose Solidarity trade union helped bring about the collapse of communism in Poland and in Eastern Europe, and helped eventually to bring down the Soviet Union.”
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