"prosit, Barnett," said the man, in a voice like the rasp of rusty metal.
I involuntarily cried "prosit und Gesundheit" as we whizzed through them.
I haf put t'e bacillus of perfect vine into t'e new grape juice, and I svear it's—prosit, dead eyes!
Then they cried, “prosit” and clinked, so that the fine glass emitted a bell-like sound.
After that he began to sing in a low voice, and before each fresh cup as he raised it he cried aloud "prosit, Adam!"
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).