prost

Alternative Spellings

pruste, proste, prust

Definitions

  • coarse, base, not classy, vulgar, common

Example Sentences

  • He didn't have to tell us all about the sex on his honeymoon. He's so prost!

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פּראָסט prost

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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