Definition of spruce adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//spruːs//
; NAmE NAmE//spruːs//
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(of people or places) neat and clean in appearance Word Originadjective late 16th cent.: perhaps from spruce (noun) in the obsolete sense ‘Prussian’, in the phrase spruce (leather) jerkin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spruce

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