: ready

Word History


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin praestus — more at presto

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prest was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near prest

Cite this Entry

“Prest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prest. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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