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[sprits, shprits] /sprɪts, ʃprɪts/ Informal.
verb (used with object)
to spray briefly and quickly; squirt:
He spritzed a little soda in his drink.
a quick, brief spray of liquid; squirt.
Origin of spritz
1915-20, Americanism; < German spritzen to squirt, spray Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Word Origin and History for spritz

1917, from Yiddish or German, literally "spray." Spritzer "glass of wine mixed with carbonated water" is from 1961.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for spritz

spring for something

verb phrase

To pay for, esp a treat of food or drink; pop: always more than glad to guzzle the pitchers of Michelob you sprung for on payday/ We'll spring for the gas

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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