[ sprahy-ist ]
/ ˈspraɪ ɪst /
a superlative of spry.
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Definition for spriest (2 of 2)
[ 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 spryspry·ly, adverbspry·ness, noun
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Example sentences 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
British Dictionary definitions for spriest
/ (spraɪ) /
adjective spryer, spryest, sprier or spriest
active and brisk; nimble
Derived forms of spryspryly, adverbspryness, noun
Word Origin for spry
C18: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dialect spragg sprig
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