What does the word spanking mean?

Usage examples for spanking

  1. If you have previously tried the method of letting him " cry it out," which is usually entirely sufficient in the case of a normal child, and if such treatment does not seem to cure him, then speak to him firmly, give him to understand that he must stop crying, and if he does not, turn him over and administer a good spanking- and repeat if necessary to get results. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  2. Bless your heart, little " Apple Cheek," I hope you didn't get a spanking for wasting all of Cultus' dinner on the dogs and cats and the side of the barn! – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  3. In fact, with a dyspeptic gruffness characteristic of him Gomez had ordered the boy off, under penalty of a sound spanking. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach