- a superlative 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 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
C18: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dialect spragg sprig
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Word Origin and History for spriest
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