What is smacking?

  • (noun): The act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand.
    Synonyms: smack, slap

Some articles on smacking:

Modern Use - Corporal Punishment in The Home
... usually referred to colloquially as "spanking", "whipping", "smacking," or "slapping." One possible method of spanking is to have the child lying, stomach down, across the ... and most Asian nations, "spanking," "whipping," "smacking," or "slapping" by parents is currently legal it is also legal to use certain implements such as a belt or paddle ... In the UK, spanking or smacking is legal, but it must not leave a mark on the body and in Scotland since October 2003 it has been illegal to use any implements ...