- a comparative of spry.
- active; nimble; agile; energetic; brisk.
Origin of spry
First recorded in 1740–50; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for sprier
Sprier than many young boys, and handsomer than his own son if she did say so.Gigolo
Now, Johnnie Green was spry; but this black lamb was sprier.The Tale of Snowball Lamb
Now, with Jasper and Mrs. Jay both flying at him, Frisky had to be sprier than ever.The Tale of Frisky Squirrel
Arthur Scott Bailey
- active and brisk; nimble
C18: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dialect spragg sprig
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Word Origin and History for sprier
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