Usage English (Rare)
Pronounced Pron. PREN-tis
Other Forms FormsPrentis; Prentiss; Prent; Prentise; Prentyce; Prentys; Prentyse; Printes; Printiss; Pren
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Contributor Contrib.Squirrel679 on 4/17/2012
From a surname derived from Middle English aprentis "apprentice" (ultimately from Latin apprehendere "to understand, grasp"), originally given as a nickname to one who was learning a craft or trade.