spriest

[ sprahy-ist ]
/ ˈspraɪ ɪst /

adjective

a superlative of spry.

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Definition for spriest (2 of 2)

spry
[ sprahy ]
/ spraɪ /

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

OTHER WORDS FROM spry

spry·ly, adverbspry·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spriest

spry
/ (spraɪ) /

adjective spryer, spryest, sprier or spriest

active and brisk; nimble

Derived forms of spry

spryly, adverbspryness, noun

Word Origin for spry

C18: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dialect spragg sprig
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