spree

[ spree ]
/ spri /

noun

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.

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Origin of spree

First recorded in 1795–1805; origin uncertain

Definition for sprees (2 of 2)

Spree
[ shprey ]
/ ʃpreɪ /

noun

a river in E Germany, flowing N through Berlin to the Havel River. 220 miles (354 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for sprees

spree
/ (spriː) /

noun

a session of considerable overindulgence, esp in drinking, squandering money, etc
a romp

Word Origin for spree

C19: perhaps changed from Scottish spreath plundered cattle, ultimately from Latin praeda booty
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