Etymology
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spry (adj.)

1746, "active, nimble, vigorous, lively," dialectal, perhaps a shortening and alteration of sprightly [Barnhart], or from a Scandinavian source (compare Old Norse sprækr, dialectal Swedish sprygg "brisk, active"), from Proto-Germanic *sprek-, perhaps from PIE root *sper- "to spread, to sow" (see sparse).

updated on September 01, 2018

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Definitions of spry from WordNet

spry (adj.)
moving quickly and lightly;
the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it
Synonyms: agile / nimble / quick
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