spunk etymology

English word spunk comes from English spark, English funk

Detailed word origin of spunk

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
spark English (eng) A beau, lover.. A gallant, a foppish young man. (intransitive) To give off a spark or sparks.. (transitive) To light; to kindle.. (transitive, figurative) To trigger, kindle into activity (an argument, etc). To woo, court. (UK, slang) An electrician.. (figuratively) A small amount of something, such as an idea or romantic affection, that has the potential to become something greater, just as [...]
funk English (eng) (countable) Foul or unpleasant smell, especially body odour.. (uncountable) A style of music derived from 1960s soul music, with elements of rock and other styles, characterized by a prominent bass guitar, dance-friendly sound, a strong emphasis on the one, and much syncopation. (ambitransitive) To shrink from, or avoid something because of fear.. (transitive) To frighten; to cause to [...]
spunk English (eng) (countable, UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang) An attractive person (normally male).. (countable, chiefly, Scotland, obsolete) A piece of tinder, sometimes impregnated with sulphur; a match.. (countable, obsolete) A spark.. (uncountable) Courage; spirit; mettle; determination.. (uncountable) Touchwood; tinder.. (uncountable, chiefly, UK, vulgar, slang) Semen. (slang, vulgar) To ejaculate.