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Definition of the noun smacking

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noun - plural: smackings

  1. the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of smacking: slap / smack
    • more generic word: blow = a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • more specific word: spank = a slap with the flat of the hand

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for smacking

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Google previewHappy Children Through Positive Parenting (2012)

by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer

Smacking is an act of power.

Google previewPragmatics (2014)

by Yan Huang

The use of as a part of good parental correction seems to presuppose that smacking is a part of good parental correction. If it is a part of good parental correction, it should of course not be a criminal offence in New Zealand. In other words, the ...

Google previewChild-rearing in Ethnic Minorities (1996)

by Jagjit Singh Dosanjh, Paul Avtar Singh Ghuman

Smacking is a basic animal instinct. It is along the lines of a lion and a lion cub...

Google previewTenderly Taming Teenagers (2004)

by Liz Cowan

Smacking is a quick fix. But when children grow into teenagers, parents then hit a huge obstacle - smacking or beating does not modify teenage behaviour favourably - it makes it worse. Our aim as parents is to facilitate a process whereby our ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders, Three-Volume Set (2010)

These movements produce lip pursing, pouting, retracting, smacking, sucking, and licking, tongue writhing and ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

smacking. 1. Behaviour performed by many OLD WORLD MONKEY species, which may be a positive social communication and is possibly associated with social status. May have evolved into speechin humans. 2. ASTEREOTYPIC ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1906)

by William Dwight Whitney

The word is commonly but erroneously regarded as identical with smack2, as if ' taste' proceeds from 'smacking the lips.'] 1. To have a taste ; have a certain flavor; suggest a certain thing by its flavor. [It] smacketh like pepper. Bant, Alvearle ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1883)

A Complete Encyclopedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific, and Technological by John Ogilvie

smak, a smacking noise such as is made in eating; D. smakken, to smack the lips.] 1. To have a taste; to bj tinctured with any particular taste. 'It smacketh like pepper.' Barret— 2. To have a tincture or quality infused; to show the presence or ...

Google previewThe Imperial dictionary, on the basis of Webster's English dictionary (1883)

by John Ogilvie

smak, a smacking noise such as is made in eating; D. smakken, to smack the lips.) 1. To have a taste; to (•- tinctured with any particular taste. 'It tmacketh like pepper.' Barret — 2. To have a tincture or quality infused ; to show the presence or ...

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Scrabble value of S1M3A1C3K5I1N1G2

The value of this 8-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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