Origin of pronto
Examples from the Web for pronto
Step away politely, apologise profusely, and find a taxi, pronto.Does California’s College Rape Bill Go Too Far In Regulating Sex?|Emma Woolf|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They yapped and pulled at their leads with such energy that Winkelmann insisted we climb back into the sled, pronto.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed|Terry Greene Sterling|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Help us understand them, those Iraqis and Afghans, better ... and pronto.
I wrote two books about Raylan before the series [Riding the Rap and Pronto].
While we're at it, move Law & Order: SVU back to Wednesdays at 10 p.m. again, pronto.
You go ahead and get that dam finished, pronto, if you have to put a thousand men on it and work 'em Sundays as well as nights.The Real Man|Francis Lynde
"That's a detail that's goin' to be taken care of pronto," stated Wallie.The Lone Ranger Rides|Fran Striker
An' since coyotes don't ride, you get off'n them cayuses, pronto.Hopalong Cassidy|Clarence E. Mulford
Tell me what you're wantin' or pull your freight out of here, pronto!Square Deal Sanderson|Charles Alden Seltzer
He gave the pinto a cautious slap on the flank and Pronto started off down the trail.Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn
Word Origin for pronto
1850, from Spanish pronto, perhaps influenced by Italian pronto (borrowed by English 1740), both from Latin promptus (see prompt).