c.1300, "to utter, express," from Old French proferer (13c.) "utter, present verbally, pronounce," from Latin proferre "to bring forth, produce," figuratively "make known, publish, quote, utter." Sense confused with proffer. Related: Profered; profering.

Nearby words

  1. profane,
  2. profanely,
  3. profanity,
  4. profascist,
  5. profeminist,
  6. profert,
  7. profess,
  8. professed,
  9. professedly,
  10. profession

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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