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Meaning of SPUNK

Pronunciation:  spungk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"
  2. [n]  material for starting a fire
 

SPUNK is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: heart, kindling, mettle, nerve, punk, tinder, touchwood
 
 See Also: bravery, courage, courageousness, igniter, ignitor, lighter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spunk\ (sp[u^][ng]k), n. [Gael. spong, or Ir. sponc,
tinder, sponge; cf. AS. sponge a sponge (L. spongia), sp[=o]n
a chip. Cf. {Sponge}, {Punk}.] [Written also {sponk}.]
1. Wood that readily takes fire; touchwood; also, a kind of
   tinder made from a species of fungus; punk; amadou. --Sir
   T. Browne.

2. An inflammable temper; spirit; mettle; pluck; as, a man of
   spunk. [Colloq.]

         A lawless and dangerous set, men of spunk, and
         spirit, and power, both of mind and body. --Prof.
                                               Wilson.

 

 

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