spunk

Meanings

Noun

Verb

Origin

  • 1530, . Also, merging with spunck, 1582, ultimately from Old Irish sponc, from Latin spongia.
  • funk is from Middle English funke, fonke, from Old English *funce ("spark"), *fanca, from Proto-Germanic *funk├┤, *fank├┤, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)peng-, *(s)pheng-, and is akin to Middle Low German funke, fanke, Middle Dutch vonke ("spark"), Old High German funcho, funko, German Funke ("spark").

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