- a lively frolic or outing.
- a bout or spell of drinking to intoxication; binge; carousal.
- a period, spell, or bout of indulgence, as of a particular wish, craving, or whim: an eating spree; a spending spree.
- a period or outburst of extreme activity: the team’s scoring spree; no motive for his killing spree.
Origin of spree
- a river in E Germany, flowing N through Berlin to the Havel River. 220 miles (354 km) long.
Related Words for spreesbinge, orgy, rampage, celebration, caper, splurge, carousal, ball, fling, tear, jamboree, rip, revel, carouse, party, junket, lark, jag, frolic, bash
Examples from the Web for sprees
Historical Examples of sprees
But nowadays certain "sprees," as he called them, left him fairly exhausted.Fruitfulness
These semi-annual sprees had been among the girl's earliest recollections.Prairie Flowers
James B. Hendryx
Are you in the habit of going on sprees with that colored man?
Is Ronald Mason in the habit of going on sprees with his uncle's negro valet?
You'd been off on sprees a half dozen other times, if I hadn't kept an eye on you.Klondike Nuggets
E. S. Ellis
- a session of considerable overindulgence, esp in drinking, squandering money, etc
- a romp
Word Origin for spree
frolic, drinking bout," 1804, slang, perhaps an alteration of French esprit "lively wit" (see esprit). Irish spre seems to be a loan-word from Old Norse sprakr.