prestigious

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Etymology[edit]

Attested since the 1540s; borrowing from Latin praestigiosus (full of tricks), praestigiae (juggler's tricks), possibly an alteration of praestringō (to blindfold, to dazzle), from prae- (before) with stringō (to bind or tie).

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prestigious (comparative more prestigious, superlative most prestigious)

  1. Of high prestige.
    She has a prestigious job with an international organization.

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  • Objects: award, prize, job, address, school, university, college, club, journal, firm, institution, office, etc.

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References[edit]

  • prestigious” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).