Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used as a toast to someone's health while drinking.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Good luck to you: a salutation used in drinking healths and otherwise among Germans and Scandinavians, especially among university students.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • interjection Lit., may it do (you) good; -- a salutation used in well wishing, esp. among Germans, as in drinking healths; -- also used in the contracted form prost.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German, from Latin prōsit, may it benefit, third person sing. subjunctive of prōdesse, to benefit; see proud.]

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