pro·​sit ˈprō-zət How to pronounce prosit (audio)
variants or prost
used to wish good health especially before drinking

Word History


German, from Latin prosit may it be beneficial, from prodesse to be useful — more at proud

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prosit was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Prosit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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