[ sprits, shprits ]
/ sprɪts, ʃprɪts /

verb (used with object)

to spray briefly and quickly; squirt: He spritzed a little soda in his drink.


a quick, brief spray of liquid; squirt.

Origin of spritz

1915–20, Americanism; < German spritzen to squirt, spray
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Word Origin and History for spritz


1917, from Yiddish or German, literally "spray." Spritzer "glass of wine mixed with carbonated water" is from 1961.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper