A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner
Ginger jumped back with a scream, but the others who were closer simply laughed.
So did Ginger, and Joseph actually smiled.
Then added, "Two ginger ales."
"Ask any honest woman who she'd rather sleep with," slurred Ginger, "a jock or a PhD."
As the group passed the stairs, Ginger Dawkins was coming down.