adjectiveWord forms: ˈsprier or ˈspryer, ˈspriest or ˈspryest
full of life; active, nimble, brisk, etc., esp. though elderly
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Word origin of 'spry'< Brit dial. sprey < Scand, as in Swed sprygg, lively