from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To slap on the buttocks with a flat object or with the open hand, as for punishment.
- intransitive v. To move briskly or spiritedly.
- n. A slap on the buttocks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To beat, smack or slap a person's buttocks, with the bare hand or other object, as punishment, gesture or form of sexual interaction.
- v. To soundly defeat, to trounce.
- v. To move rapidly.
- n. An instance of spanking, separately or part of a multiple blows-beating; a smack, swat or slap.
- n. A slapping sound, as produced by spanking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To strike, as the breech, with the open hand; to slap.
- n. A blow with the open hand; a slap.
- intransitive v. To move with a quick, lively step between a trot and gallop; to move quickly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move with a quick springing step between a trot and a gallop; move quickly and with spirit. See spanking.
- To strike with the open hand, or with something flat and hard; slap with force on the buttocks.
- To urge by slapping or striking; impel forcibly; drive; produce some specified effect upon by spanking or slapping.
- To pound, beat, or slap the water in sailing, as a boat.
- n. A sounding blow with the open hand or something flat, especially upon the buttocks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
- n. a slap with the flat of the hand
Perhaps of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably imitative. (Wiktionary)