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adjective, spring·i·er, spring·i·est.
  1. characterized by spring or elasticity; flexible; resilient: He walks with a springy step.
  2. (of land) abounding in or having springs of water.

Origin of springy

First recorded in 1585–95; spring + -y1
Related formsspring·i·ly, adverbspring·i·ness, noun

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adjective springier or springiest
  1. possessing or characterized by resilience or bounce
  2. (of a place) having many wells or springs of water
Derived Formsspringily, adverbspringiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for springy

"elastic," 1650s, from spring (v.) + -y (2). Related: Springiness.

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