[English proh-sit, -zit]


(used as a toast to wish good health to one's drinking companions).

Nearby words

  1. proserpine,
  2. proserum prothrombin conversion accelerator,
  3. prosify,
  4. prosimian,
  5. prosiness,
  6. proskomide,
  7. proskurov,
  8. proslavery,
  9. prosodemic,
  10. prosodic

Also prost.

Origin of prosit

1840–50; < German < Latin: literally, may it benefit, 3rd person singular present subjunctive of prodesse to be beneficial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for prosit



good health! cheers!

Word Origin for prosit

German, from Latin, literally: may it prove beneficial

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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).

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