Definition of "spry" [spry]

  • Lively, active, and brisk; vigorous. (adjective)

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Use "spry" in a sentence
  • "I say, mam, ef you comes so late you can't have no vittles, – 'cause I'm 'bleeged fer ter git things ready fer de doctors' mazin 'spry arter you nusses and folks is done."
  • "Dan Hart, the man in charge of the group, is described as a spry"
  • "Oh lord, Lance, is this the cut off for geezer? am I going to have to start calling myself "spry" now?"