a comparative of spry.
energetic, agile, brisk, lithe, robust, sprightly, alert, fleet, healthy, nimble, prompt, quick, ready, sound, spirited, supple, vigorous, rocking
adjective, spry·er, spry·est or spri·er, spri·est.
active; nimble; agile; energetic; brisk.
Origin of spry
First recorded in 1740–50; origin uncertain
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adjective spryer, spryest, sprier or spriest
active and brisk; nimble
Word Origin for spry
C18: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dialect spragg sprig
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1746, dialectal, perhaps a shortening and alteration of sprightly, or from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse sprækr, dialectal Swedish sprygg "brisk, active"), from Proto-Germanic *sprek-, from PIE *(s)preg- "to jerk, scatter" (see sparse).
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