spriggy

spriggy

[sprig-ee]
adjective, spriggier, spriggiest.
possessing sprigs or small branches.

Origin:
1590–1600; sprig + -y1

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sprig (sprɪɡ)
 
n
1.  a shoot, twig, or sprout of a tree, shrub, etc; spray
2.  an ornamental device resembling a spray of leaves or flowers
3.  a small wire nail without a head
4.  informal, rare a youth
5.  informal, rare a person considered as the descendant of an established family, social class, etc
6.  (NZ) another name for stud
 
vb , sprigs, sprigging, sprigged
7.  to fasten or secure with sprigs
8.  to ornament (fabric, wallpaper, etc) with a design of sprigs
9.  to make sprays from (twigs and branches)
 
[C15: probably of Germanic origin; compare Low German sprick, Swedish sprygg]
 
'sprigger
 
n
 
'spriggy
 
adj

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