Posted by ESC on November 17, 1999
In Reply to: Spree posted by Bruce Kahl on November 17, 1999
: : any ideas about the derivation or origin of the expression "to go on the spree"
: Ab Websters:
: A spree is an unrestrained indulgence in or outburst of an activity--A
: Traced from the Gaelic "spraic" or "spre"--
: spark,animation or spirit.
: From the Icelandic "spr[ae]kr"--sprightly, with vigor; quick,lively,alert.
Isn't it "go on a spree"?