im·​prest ˈim-ˌprest How to pronounce imprest (audio)
: a loan or advance of money

Word History


obsolete imprest to lend, probably from Italian imprestare

First Known Use

1568, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of imprest was in 1568

Dictionary Entries Near imprest

Cite this Entry

“Imprest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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