- (used as a toast to wish good health to one's drinking companions).
Origin of prosit
Examples from the Web for prosit
Historical Examples of prosit
"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
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!"Margery [Gred], Complete
- good health! cheers!
Word Origin for prosit
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).