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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Perhaps from Scottish English spreath 'attack to steal cattle', from Scottish Gaelic spreidh 'cattle'

spree

noun
     
Related topics: Leisure
spree [countable]
DL a short period of time when you do a lot of one activity, especially spending money or drinking alcohol
on a spree
They went on a drinking spree.

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