adjective, spry·er, spry·est or spri·er, spri·est.
Origin of spry
Examples from the Web for spry
Last year, at the less than spry age of 34, he broke two bones in his back while leading his Everton team to an FA Cup win.
On YouTube, Letterman was no match for his spry, versatile competition.Stephen Colbert and the Viral Video-Fueled Generation Hijack Late Night|Jason Lynch|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Listening on the other side of the court was Edith Windsor herself, a spry 83-year-old with bright eyes and a pixie-like smile.
Once more, Zoppé: An Italian Family Circus—170 years old and spry as ever—is off and running.
Renowned fitness guru Jack LaLanne died yesterday, still dashing and spry just four years shy of 100.
She's small and spry, you know, and Wisk gets in her way sometimes.Pippin; A Wandering Flame|Laura E. Richards
He heard Flambeau say to Fanshaw that no doubt this meant the pilot must keep both eyes open and be spry.The Wisdom of Father Brown|G. K. Chesterton
These yer orphans 'll git their house back ag'in, and that's enough for them; they're young and spry, and k'n easy earn a livin'.The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn|Mark Twain
The chevronel is very seldom met with singly, but a case of this will be found in the arms of Spry.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
It was just like my poorness to think I could ever marry any one so clever and spry as yourself.The Making of a Prig|Evelyn Sharp
adjective spryer, spryest, sprier or spriest
Word Origin for spry
1746, dialectal, perhaps a shortening and alteration of sprightly, or from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse sprækr, dialectal Swedish sprygg "brisk, active"), from Proto-Germanic *sprek-, from PIE *(s)preg- "to jerk, scatter" (see sparse).