From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Independent Online South Africa. To strike a person, part of the body, etc. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 20 June
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Archived 25 June at Archive. To strike a person, part of the body, etc. Parents commonly spank their children as a form of corporal punishment in the United States. Law and Contemporary Problems. In North America , the word "spanking" has often been used as a synonym for an official paddling in school,  and sometimes even as a euphemism for the formal corporal punishment of adults in an institution. It is still common in some schools in the South, and more than , students were paddled in the school year in American public schools. Polish customs, traditions, and folklore.