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[English proh-sit, -zit] /English ˈproʊ sɪt, -zɪt/
(used as a toast to wish good health to one's drinking companions).
Also, prost.
Origin of prosit
1840-50; < German < Latin: literally, may it benefit, 3rd person singular present subjunctive of prodesse to be beneficial Unabridged
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  • "prosit, Barnett," said the man, in a voice like the rasp of rusty metal.

    The Mystery Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • I involuntarily cried "prosit und Gesundheit" as we whizzed through them.

    A Summer's Outing Carter H. Harrison
  • I haf put t'e bacillus of perfect vine into t'e new grape juice, and I svear it's—prosit, dead eyes!

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • Then they cried, “prosit” and clinked, so that the fine glass emitted a bell-like sound.

    A Little Garrison Fritz von der Kyrburg
  • After that he began to sing in a low voice, and before each fresh cup as he raised it he cried aloud "prosit, Adam!"

British Dictionary definitions for prosit


good health! cheers!
Word Origin
German, from Latin, literally: may it prove beneficial
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Word Origin and History for prosit

1846, toast or expression wishing good health (from 16c., famously a drinking pledge by German students), Latin, literally "may it advantage (you)," third person singular present subjunctive of prodesse "to do good, be profitable" (see proud).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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