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pronto

[pron-toh] /ˈprɒn toʊ/
adverb, Informal.
1.
promptly; quickly.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; < Spanish (adj. and adv.) quick, quickly < Latin promptus prompt (adj.)
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Examples for pronto
  • Make sure you bone up on your stereotype belief detector profiling skills pronto.
  • Unless your doctor books blocks of patients at once or an emergency crops up, you're likely to be seen pronto.
  • If she hasn't done her homework for the week, she better get started pronto.
British Dictionary definitions for pronto

pronto

/ˈprɒntəʊ/
adverb
1.
(informal) at once; promptly
Word Origin
C20: from Spanish: quick, from Latin promptusprompt
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Word Origin and History for pronto
pronto
1850, from Sp. pronto, perhaps infl. by It. pronto (borrowed by Eng. 1740), both from L. promptus (see prompt).
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Slang definitions & phrases for pronto

pronto

adverb

Immediately; quickly; pdq

[1850+; fr Spanish]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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