- an elf, fairy, or goblin.
Origin of sprite
1250–1300; Middle English sprit < Old French esprit < Latin spīritus spirit
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Examples from the Web for spritelike
What an angelic, spritelike creature she seemed in her white gown and golden hair!The Cottage of Delight
Will N. Harben
- (in folklore) a nimble elflike creature, esp one associated with water
- a small dainty person
- an icon in a computer game which can be manoeuvred around the screen by means of a joystick, etc
C13: from Old French esprit, from Latin spīritus spirit 1
Word Origin and History for spritelike
c.1300, from Old French esprit "spirit," from Latin spiritus (see spirit (n.)).
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