American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang The buttocks.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A trick.
- n. The buttock.
- n. A cunning or mischievous trick; a piece of deceit; a fraudulent scheme.
- n. UK, slang A fool.
- n. slang The female genitals.
- adj. cunning, astute
- n. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
- From Middle English prat, from Old English præt, prætt ("trick, prank, craft, art, wile"), from Proto-Germanic *prattuz (“boastful talk, deceit”), from Proto-Indo-European *brodno- (“to wander about”). Cognate with Eastern Frisian prat, Dutch pret ("fun, pleasure, gaity"), obsolete Dutch prat ("cunning, strategem, scheme, a prideful display, arrogance"), Low German prot, Norwegian prette ("trick"), Icelandic prettur ("a trick"). Related to pretty. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Reading btweeen his lines it also looks as though Osborne is moribund; an inside Tory source is quoted as describing him as a 'prat' - hardly the credentials for Tory Chancellor, even though that would follow NuLab's tradition for the past decade or so.”
“So your grandson's tone of voice implied that he'd call you a "prat" -- which of his languages does that come from presumably, not Spanish, and what does it mean?”
“I still haven’t seen hide nor hair of a blue uniform, and some prat is now even taking pictures of where we leave our wheelie bins.”
“Yes we do Frank you prat, which is why you're now a cripple and the rest of us are not.”
“No matter the genre, a prat is a prat, a pompous ponce a pompous ponce.”
“-- To the rule laid down in the preceding adhikara/n/a the so-called pratîkopâsanas, i.e. those meditations in which Brahman is viewed under a symbol or outward manifestation (as, for instance, mano brahmety upâsîta) constitute an exception, i.e. the devotee is not to consider the pratîka as constituting his own Self.”
“By the time we got back to the hotel I had been labelled a prat for my careless approach to not applying sun tan lotion evenly”
“Being a prat is a state of mind and not transport-specific.”
“The other being the obvious one of being called a prat a lot ..”
“And, they should stop being afraid to call a prat a prat!”
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