Origin of prestige
Synonyms for prestige
Antonyms for prestige
Related Words for prestigesstatus, dignity, weight, power, importance, prominence, standing, reputation, esteem, stature, cachet, control, kudos, preeminence, credit, celebrity, regard, rank, state, renown
- the power to influence or impress; glamour
- (modifier)a prestige car
Word Origin for prestige
1650s, "trick," from French prestige (16c.) "deceit, imposture, illusion" (in Modern French, "illusion, magic, glamour"), from Latin praestigium "delusion, illusion" (see prestigious). Derogatory until 19c.; sense of "dazzling influence" first applied 1815, to Napoleon.