Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Spirited; plucky.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective colloq. Full of spunk; quick; spirited.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Spirited or plucky.
  • adjective UK Pertaining to or like spunk (semen).
  • adjective UK Stained with semen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective willing to face danger
  • adjective showing courage

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From spunk +‎ -y.

Examples

  • Here 'spunky' is slang for 'covered in seminal fluid'.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Mr. Liu is known as a spunky, everyday kid who exudes a kind of personality that also isn't handed down by the state.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • He was blind in one eye and described as spunky, but he sired infertile eggs.

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  • 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.

    english.chosun.com : Total

  • He was blind in one eye and described as spunky, but he sired infertile eggs.

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  • 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.

    english.chosun.com : Total

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