Variant of sprig
- a little twig or spray
- a design or ornament like this
- a small, headless brad
- a young fellow; stripling
- a person as the offspring or scion of a family, institution, class, etc.: used humorously
Origin: Middle English sprigge, probably akin to Middle Dutch sprik, dry twig: for Indo-European base see spark
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