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Dictionary Definition

spunk

Noun

1 material for starting a fire [syn: kindling, tinder, touchwood, punk]
2 the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball" [syn: heart, mettle, nerve]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Unknown

Pronunciation

Noun

spunk
  1. courage; spirit; mettle; determination
  2. male ejaculate; semen
  3. An attractive person (normally male).

Translations

Verb

to spunk

Extensive Definition

The term Spunk may refer to:
  • A quality of a person that describes having courage, spirit, or determination.
  • Spunk (Sex Pistols album), a bootleg album by the Sex Pistols
  • Spunk (play), a 1989 play by American playwright George C. Wolfe
  • Spunk Library, an anarchist Internet archive
  • A slang word for semen
  • The pseudonym of ASCII artist Joan Stark.
  • A Dutch webmagazine www.Spunk.nl
  • A Danish pastille with the taste of liquorice or as winegums in the colours red, yellow, green and orange, made by Toms Gruppen A/S.
  • A Danish brand of vodka and candy (salty licorice-type of lollie)
  • An Australian slang word for an attractive person.
  • A fantasy word in an original Swedish episode of Pippi Longstocking.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

German tinder, adventuresomeness, adventurousness, aggression, aggressiveness, amadou, ambitiousness, backbone, bang, bottle, bottom, chutzpah, courage, dash, dauntlessness, doggedness, drive, dynamism, enterprise, enterprisingness, fire, force, forcefulness, gameness, get-up-and-get, get-up-and-go, getup, ginger, go, go-ahead, go-getting, go-to-itiveness, grit, gumption, guts, gutsiness, guttiness, heart, heart of oak, hustle, initiative, intestinal fortitude, kick, marrow, mettle, mettlesomeness, moxie, nerve, pep, pepper, piss and vinegar, pith, pizzazz, pluck, pluckiness, poop, punch, punk, push, pushfulness, pushiness, pushingness, pyrotechnic sponge, resolution, resolve, sand, snap, spirit, spunkiness, stamina, starch, stout heart, thrust, tinder, tinder fungus, tinderbox, touchwood, toughness, true grit, up-and-comingness, venturesomeness, venturousness, verve, vim, zing, zip
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