See also: Spree

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

  • uncertain. Some theories listed at “spree” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spree (plural sprees)

  1. A merry frolic; especially, a drinking frolic.
  2. Uninhibited activity.
    • 1959, Steam's Finest Hour, edited by David P. Morgan, Kalmbach Publishing Co., page 27:
      Then all three major builders were called upon to deliver 105 Berkshires before the buying spree was over.

Usage notesEdit

Often preceded by the name of a certain activity to indicate a period of doing that activity whole-heartedly and continuously, e.g. shopping spree.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

spree (third-person singular simple present sprees, present participle spreeing, simple past and past participle spreed)

  1. (intransitive, rare) To engage in a spree.

SynonymsEdit

AnagramsEdit