Pronunciation: [SPRIHTS; SHPRIHTS]
n. 1. Rich, buttery Scandinavian cookies formed into a variety of fanciful shapes when the dough is forced through a cookie press. 2. A small amount of liquid, as in a "spritz" of lemon juice. The name comes from spritzen, which is German for "to squirt or spray." spritz v.To quickly spray or squirt, as in adding a "spritz" of soda to a mixed drink.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.