: an unrestrained indulgence in or outburst of an activity
a buying spree
also : a drunken revel : binge

Examples of spree in a Sentence

went on a spending spree
Recent Examples on the Web The purchase extends a buying spree she’s made of luxury California properties. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 13 July 2024 By the end of the spree, the rapist’s attacks were spread out over 500 square miles of South Florida. David Schutz, Sun Sentinel, 12 July 2024 Loading your audio article Two separate groups of Baltimore-area defendants are accused of crime sprees targeting rideshares and pizzerias, among others, in wide-ranging indictments announced Wednesday by the state Attorney General’s Office. Darcy Costello, Baltimore Sun, 10 July 2024 Essentially, the president drastically spiked spending in 2021 with the American Rescue Plan and then treated the subsequent expiration of his own spending spree as a historic spending cut. Brian Riedl, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 5 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for spree 

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spree was in 1804

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Cite this Entry

“Spree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spree. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: an outburst of activity
a buying spree

Geographical Definition


geographical name

ˈshprā How to pronounce Spree (audio)
river 247 miles (397 kilometers) long in eastern Germany flowing north into the Havel River

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