- a superlative of spry.
- active; nimble; agile; energetic; brisk.
Origin of spry
First recorded in 1740–50; origin uncertain
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Related Words for spriestenergetic, agile, brisk, lithe, robust, sprightly, alert, fleet, healthy, nimble, prompt, quick, ready, sound, spirited, supple, vigorous, rocking
Examples from the Web for spriest
Historical Examples of spriest
They say that you're a great jumper—the spriest jumper in all Pleasant Valley.The Tale of Kiddie Katydid
Arthur Scott Bailey
- active and brisk; nimble
Word Origin for spry
C18: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dialect spragg sprig
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Word Origin and History for spriest
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