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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Books that feature animals, humor and spunky kids never go out of style.
▪ Every table is treated to a basket of warm pita bread accompanied by a spunky tomatillo salsa.
▪ He was out to reveal a spunky, sparky, spontaneous self which had in fact never existed.
▪ Her spunky friend, played by Anne Heche, fares worse.
▪ She was spunky, dazzlingly defiant, and, I was sure, beautiful.
▪ Tonight they were spunky but never sexy.
▪ While Almond aims for tacky, spunky cabaret rock, he's about as subversive as Come Dancing.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Spunky \Spunk"y\ (-[y^]), a. [Compar. Spunkier (-[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Spunkiest.] Full of spunk; quick; spirited. [Colloq.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"courageous, spirited," 1786, from spunk (n.) + -y (2). Related: Spunkily; spunkiness.


a. 1 spirited or plucky. 2 (context UK English) Pertaining to or like spunk (semen). 3 (context UK English) Stained with semen.

  1. adj. showing courage; "the champion is faced with a feisty challenger" [syn: feisty, plucky]

  2. willing to face danger [syn: game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited]


Spunky is a fictional character in the cartoon series Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name.

Spunky (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) is Rocko's dog. Though not explicitly stated on the show, he is a Miniature Bull Terrier. They did say in the very first episode where Rocko gets a credit card, the guy at the dog bowl store calls him a wippet. Spunky emits foul odors, eats trash, drinks his saliva, and rolls in and eats Ed Bighead's salmon bushes, causing Mr. Bighead to feel annoyed. Nickelodeon Southeast Asia's website described him as "loving" and "loyal."

Spunky (Monty Alexander album)

Spunky is a studio album released by Monty Alexander in 1965 on Pacific Jazz LP record ST-20094 (stereo) and PJ-10094 (mono).

Usage examples of "spunky".

He hoped whoever she found would be a good man who would appreciate her spunky qualities and not be bothered by her tantrum-talent.

It was a small, sweet, pretty, innocent but spunky fillet of soul, exactly the kind that belonged to a girl like her.

The nymph had brown hair, blue eyes, and a spunky, upturned little nose.

Brendon said when Spunky came racing out of the parlor, his entire body quivering with excitement.

It took her all of three minutes to find a halfway reputable-looking pair, slip them on along with a pair of soft boots, run a brush through her hair, whistle for Spunky, and make her way down the stairs.

He could hear Spunky yelping inside the house, and he knew that if Kat had heard him calling for her, she would have come out to meet him.

He swooped Kat into his arms, whistled for Spunky, and then hurried down the flagstone walk that led to his residence.

Amy home, Kat dashed around the house to the front door, stopping only long enough on the front stoop to scoop Spunky into her arms.

Rosette scooted Spunky over and sat down on the bed, a determined glint in her eyes.

Kat put Spunky inside the house, and then made her way around the house to the barn.

Rosette happily flopped down on the bed, startling Spunky out of a deep sleep.

She knew they were frisky, spunky and fun, but they were never radicals.

The woman was riding a spunky sorrel mare, while the two hands were seated in a rickety buckboard wagon.

As Nick trundles the spunky youngster from one seedy motel to another, stuffs her with junk food, and teaches her the rudiments of spy craft, he also begins to piece together a picture of why Kevin and his family were killed.

My first day, I showed up a half hour early, just to be eager and spunky, and found the office already packed with couriers.