Every time recently that I've heard of an Orthodox congregation conducting a search for a rabbi, the stage at which the rabbi visits the community for a Shabbat and auditions for the position is called a probeh.
Here are some examples of the use of this term that I can find on the web:
A schedule for a probeh event.
From a blog post by ADDeRabbi:
In the late 1940s, my grandfather was hired to officiate (lead services, read the Torah, and deliver sermons) High Holiday services at a synagogue in a small town in Ohio. The one-off gig turned out to be a probeh, an audition, and he was offered the job of full-time rabbi.
From a Rabbinic Search notice:
... Rabbinic Search has completed its series of Probehs and will culimate with a Congregational Vote ...
I tried searching the Internet for an etymology for this word and came up empty. I have only ever heard it in this specific context - rabbinic audition.
What language is this word from? Yiddish?
What is its etymology and derivation?
How far back does its usage go in this context?